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.

Human Mask - Pierre Huyghe - Hauser & Worth - London
Pierre Huyghe

25/09/14

Human Mask - Pierre Huyghe - Hauser & Worth - London

I have to commend this film while giving the reader as little information as possible so you might come to it as I did, completely unprepared. That it involves a human mask is difficult to withhold, beyond that, I'm saying nothing except it must be seen. Art that bothers to think, to say something beyond mumbling to itself or, more popularly, shrieking about its creator is rare enough. Works which do speak, which actively seek to engage beyond their constructed worlds, often propose answers to the viewer's unasked questions. The problem with answers is that their utility is entirely dependent the confirmation bias of the recipient. Truly great art asks questions to which the viewer must build personally meaningful answers. This piece proposes a series of questions of such profundity, with such breathtaking skill that I cannot imagine it ever failing to engage utterly. Achingly beautiful, disturbing and mesmerizing. Until November the 1st.