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.

Machine baroque
Michael Hansmeyer

Machine baroque

Hansmeyer's complex symmetries are familiar to readers of DTA but this project to construct a room proceeding from his numerical preoccupations is new. Requiring unfamiliar fabrication solutions and a deal of fanatical craft commensurate with the meticulous detail present in the design grammar, the process explained in this article is fascinating and daunting by turns. There is a sense that the finished room will feel like a naturally occurring grotto caved by water or ice movement or perhaps freak organic phenomena (gilded of course).