Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Future Cities - Evgeny Kazantsev's illustrations
Evgeny Kazantsev

Future Cities - Evgeny Kazantsev's illustrations

While there have long been fantastic illustrations of possible/impossible cities, it was the arrival of the Science Fiction paperback that accelerated these visualizations exponentially, establishing a vast pool of ideas that, with the advent of CGI, can be realized in 3D. Countless films and games are now furnished with environments that reference this rich image history. There is almost certainly a book to be written tracing the architectural/technological development of imaginary cities: elements being tracked through genres and decades as they mutate and develop. Evgeny Kazantsev's illustrations fit perfectly into this tradition, meticulously reworking familiar elements, distorting utility, extrapolating wildly on developing technologies. There is little in his pictures which now seems impossible or even unlikely. The excesses, the preposterous grandeur, the follies of scale and purpose are all evident in contemporary cities. What was once breathless fantasy now feels like a playful critique of aspiration dangerously unfettered.