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.

Farm - John Gerrard - Thomas Dane Gallery - London
John Gerrard

5/03/15

Farm - John Gerrard - Thomas Dane Gallery - London

John Gerrard's digital simulations of "real world" locations go far beyond the super-precise levels of detail visible on screen. Farm and Solar Reserve, both calculate the passage of days and seasons over an entire year in real time. What we observe in London mimics corresponding time of day (or night) in Oklahoma and Nevada respectively. The moving point of observation, changing light sources and passage of the heavens are rendered with oppressive precision and thunderous (thought silent) protraction. All of this produces multiple sensations not least of which is a kind of momentum-vertigo: the unvarying multi-axis roll of our view creates huge tension in attention spans nourished on diets of speed and relentless variation. One unexpected effect of Gerrard's method is to instill quite a profound sense of place in the viewer. This seems to be a direct result of the longeurs of the works producing an intense sense of situation in the spaces described through the combination of movement and information. The two pieces is this show are remarkable and greatly reward the patience needed to view them properly.