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.

The Deepest Sense - A Cultural History Of Touch
University Of Illinois Press

The Deepest Sense - A Cultural History Of Touch

It is almost impossible to open a collection of writings on sensory thought without coming across Constance Classens's name. She is one of the finest writers on the subject we have. This welcome study succinctly excavates the history of our most immediate and primal sense. Touch is so fundamental to our momentary experience that it goes largely unanalyzed and so the revelations in this work come thick and fast. That we are so inclined to ignore the ubiquitous is a puzzle of our species and while there is much written on our apparent reluctance to find language to explore the sense of smell, it seems touch is both hugely more important and goes largely unnoted in our cultural theorizing. Classen is wonderful at charting the changing significance of our relationship with the worlds surfaces and, importantly, on our retreat from sensation as we loose "touch" with the tools with which we shape our world.