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.

Port de Savoirs

Port de Savoirs

One of the preoccupations arising out the exponential increase in information transmission and density is the urge, indeed the need, to symbolize this phenomena somehow. While it might be argued that the very speed and scale of our information landscape define it as effectively invisible, the temptation to visualize is irresistible. While the vertical streaming, phosphorescent, green hieroglyphs of the Matrix films became a global shorthand for the incomprehensible, there have now been countless art projects bent on producing immersive bafflement as a kind of magical link to the tides which drive so much of our lives. These works almost form a school. Port De Savoirs is installed in Lausanne at Vaudoise Assurances. The work presents an arresting and beautiful series of flowing, shifting streams of live information. The predominance of glass and reflective surfaces present in the installation environment have been used to reinforce the complexity and multiple depths conveyed in the design of this highly seductive idea. This is a great marriage of environment, information, aesthetics and utility.