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.

Hartmann's scent concert -  The Institute Of Art And Olfaction
Bennett Barbakow


Hartmann's scent concert - The Institute Of Art And Olfaction

The ill fated though heroic attempt by Sadakichi Hartmann to stage an olfactory concert in 1902 revealed a brilliant if rarified thinker ahead of his time. Even now this would be a radical and difficult undertaking which, despite subsequent technological advances could still fail spectacularly. However, The Institute Of Art And Olfaction are to be hugely commended for reviving the idea. For those lucky enough to have obtained tickets this will be an unprecedented  and fascinating experience. For the rest of us, well we wish the event every success and look forward to what I hope are rapturous accounts of a new and ground breaking creative enterprise.