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.

Touch sensitive colour

Touch sensitive colour

As we drift away from physical contact with our immediate environment, it is heartening to see developments which encourage or indeed reward tactile enquiry. A team of chemists at the University of California happened upon an arrangement of gold nanoparticles which respond to touch and pressure by changing colour. This may have numerous applications of a more science-based, practical nature however, those of us concerned with the sensory environment can rejoice that here is an innovation which, instead of encouraging further withdrawal into an occularcentric cocoon, could provide us with sufficient stimulus to venture physical contact with objects and surfaces.