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.

Sensing Spaces
Royal Academy

Sensing Spaces

A group of architects are here charged with creating gallery installations which illuminate the often neglected sensory potential of architectural practice and environments. There are some interesting ideas about light and volume, a pair of beautifully resolved olfactory "structures" and some almost sceneographic gestures. It could be argued that when artists cross the art/architectural divide in the opposite direction to make site specific works (Serra, Eliasson, Turrell, Kieffer, Graham to name but a few) they often do so with more success, however this is an interesting exercise and the Royal Academy is to be commended for its commitment in putting considerable resources behind the project. There is a puzzling absence of both sound and temperature as emphatic environmental elements but then, even giving rise to such observations enlivens the much needed discussion around the sensory in architecture. Jan 25th - April 6th.