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.

History's Shadow - X-ray Photographs - David Maisel
David Maisel

History's Shadow - X-ray Photographs - David Maisel

The paradox of photography has always been the elimination of both time and 3 dimensional space in the service of their recording. Rendering a world of surfaces down still further into a single plane has a thrilling sense of reductive fatality to it. The x-ray offers (in much the way flight and scuba diving do) a moment of escape from our surface bound existence. Suddenly we can see through the skins which map the world for our sight and our touch. Maisel's use of archival x-ray documents, used by museum collections to explore the fabrication and history of artifacts, is highly seductive. These utilitarian documents become, under his manipulations, images of great beauty and curiosity. They are provocative and exquisite. They are also, ironically enough, inevitably flattening of the transparent masses they reveal, The world once again collapsed into inevitable surfaces.