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.

Video for Basic Instinct - The Acid
The Acid - Mute Records

Video for Basic Instinct - The Acid

Mute have just released the debut album Liminal by The Acid. This video for the track Basic Instinct very beautifully captures the somnambulant mood of the music by slowing the footage so dramatically one is effectively taken through a series of memorably arresting stills. The subject and context feel rooted in traditions of Persian miniature painting particularly as some of the more impossible feats of aerobatic dance suggest the collapsed perspectives characteristic therein. It is curious that there seems to be a move toward minimal editing and the slowing of information in contrast to the Michael Bay school of brutal statistical density. Perhaps this is purely employed as a point of difference but perhaps also it arises from the same impetus: a general cultural deficit of attention is addressed just as well by disallowing change on the grounds that hummingbird attention will be reinforced by returning repeatedly to the unchanging. Whatever the wider causes and effects, this is a lovely thing, beautifully resolved.