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.

I am here but you've gone - Fiorucci Trust - London
Lewis Ronald

I am here but you've gone - Fiorucci Trust - London

Artists Adam Christensen, Patrizio Di Massimo, Adham Faramawy, Ed Fornieles, Celia Hempton, Mary Ramsden, Magali Reus and Prem Sahib have each developed olfactory works as part of a program sponsored by the Fioricci Trust. In collaboration with London based company Creative Perfumers, the artists were encouraged to embrace smell as part of their existing practice. The results are currently installed at the Fiorucci Trust headquarters in Chelsea. Stripped of it's usual furnishings, the house is sparely populated by a small number of visual works including a neon piece, several paintings and a jacket hanging in an upstairs cupboard. The spaces, apparently empty, are in fact filled with a complex variety of aromas. The delivery of each smell varies as much as the aromas themselves. One issues from a tiny hole in the surface of a photographic portrait, one rains down upon the visitor in the alley at the side of the house, another radiates from a pocket of the abandoned jacket upstairs. While there are many past incidences of smells being present in artworks (often an incidental consequence of material choice) the development of olfactory work as an emphatic aspect of an artist's practice is a relatively recent and exciting development. This program is to be commended for taking such a proactive role in encouraging the creative application of olfaction. Until May the 20th.