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.

Michal Rovner - Panorama - Pace London
© 2015 Michal Rovner/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

22/05/15

Michal Rovner - Panorama - Pace London

The multi-screen video works Rovner presents for this show manage to confound virtually every expectation one might bring to works in this medium. Eschewing any notion of narrative, displacing ideas of resolution, veracity and reproduction, the artist presents a suite of paradoxical abstractions born of the subsuming of figuration back into an infinite surface. The presence, in places, of rows of tiny figures, moving purposefully, but apparently pointlessly: as much texture in flux as detail, seems only to reinforce a deep sense of spacial and temporal suspension. These are profound meditations on the human condition and location. They are at once desolate and thrillingly beautiful, quietly overwhelming and glacially disengaged. Perhaps, were nature to gaze back at us, this is what it might see. There is something here which speaks to human folly and the hubris which places us always at the heart of our stories. Until June the 15th.