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.

Toki Ori Ori Nasu - Falling Records - Ei Wada
Eli Wada

Toki Ori Ori Nasu - Falling Records - Ei Wada

Japanese artist Eli Wada has memorialized the medium of analog tape (so alien an idea most people under thirty find it baffling) in this poetic construction. Using the peculiar properties of the physical medium to create writhing falls within the glass towers, the tape sounds as it unspools, then reverses into recognizable music while whizzing back onto the reels. This is such an elegant idea, perfectly realized. There is something very engaging about the "re-incorporation" of sound in an age when it has deliquesced into the aether quite so thoroughly. It is bizarre that a technology so recently familiar can feel so "historical".