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 Nez - Animated Film - 1963 - Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker
Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Le Nez - Animated Film - 1963 - Alexander Alexeieff and Claire Parker

Made using their own creation, the Pin Screen this astounding animation seems even more amazing when you know the Pin Screen consisted of one million headless steel pins   in a board which had to be pushed in arrangements into or out of an oblique light source to create each frame of the film. The design, animation and pictorial narrative are so beguiling, the rendering of the Gogol story on which it is based, so beautifully deft and witty it is hard to imagine anything which could enhance the idea. However the radical use of music by Hai-Minh, an incongruous series of court percussion improvisations calling to mind the sounds of Noh theater or Butoh performance , cements this as a miraculous fusion which entirely transcends the sum of its fabulous parts. The use of moving light sources is particularly effective, bestowing even more sense of space and location.