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.

Le Fantôme - video - Kristof Brandl
Kristof Brandl

Le Fantôme - video - Kristof Brandl

This video for Monogrenade, at first glance, seems to hark back to the rather particular 70's surrealism of Hypnosis with several favorite tropes (nonchalant combustion, empty swimming pools) revisited. However, underpinning the eye/mind candy, a rigorous, more Ballardian intention lurks. The protagonist is seeking, through the uncomfortable administration of drugs to rebuild memories of past events, to alleviate his isolation. This is done with some haunting set pieces, subtle, beautifully conceived and oddly prosaic for all their impossibility. The film plays on the viscosity of the past and the futility of attempting to map it onto an incompatible future. This is an articulate poem on the dissolving materials of memory and our baffling appetite for delusion.