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 Photograph as Heliograph
Chris McCaw

The Photograph as Heliograph

A book of  Chris McCaw's remarkable photographs is now available, documenting a series of images through which the heat of the sun's rays has actually burned tracks marking it's passage across each scene. In the most tangible demonstration of the relationships between light, heat and optics, McCaw has developed a method involving bespoke lenses, now-obsolete paper negatives and extreme exposure times to develop these unique artifacts,  hovering within their own genre somewhere between art and science. The images are beautiful, the behaviour of the paper and the resulting tonality of the images differing widely depending on the heat generated by the exposures. There is something wonderful about the direct connection between the process and it's effects. What could easily have been simply a procedural gimmick has been painstakingly developed into an important body of work which deserves a place in the history of the photographic enterprise.