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 Great Picture - 3000 Square foot photograph at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
Dane Penland, Smithsonian Institution

The Great Picture - 3000 Square foot photograph at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

Officially the worlds largest photograph, taken by the world's largest camera. An army of volunteers turned an aircraft hanger into a light-fast box and exposed a vast canvas via a quarter inch aperture. Now on display at The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center the image is inextricably linked to its location causally and physically. The six artists responsible, Jerry Burchfield, Mark Chamberlain, Jacques Garnier, Rob Johnson, Douglas McCulloh, and Clayton Spada completed the work in 2006. In some ways seeing this work in situ is a visual parallel to hearing Messian's extraordinary organ works performed in the very place and on the very instrument which gave them life:  Sainte Trinité, Paris. The idea of art works being embedded in locations and linked physically and historically is compelling. It also gives a huge insight into process, thought and the actual spaces of creativity.