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.

The World Atlas Of Tattoo - Anna Felicity Friedman - Thames & Hudson
Thames & Hudson

14/09/15

The World Atlas Of Tattoo - Anna Felicity Friedman - Thames & Hudson

This is a comprehensive, art-historical survey of the history and contemporary practice of tattooing. Friedman is a historian of the tattoo with an acute sense of thematic evolution and its extrapolations which she traces across cultural and historical boundaries. The art of tattooing is shown as a profound meeting point of the visual and the bodily. It is the evidence of the body as canvas, as the site of pain transformed into communication, aide-memoire, testament and declaration. At a time in history when physical sensation is  being systematically degraded into visual approximation, the tattoo stands as an enduing exception in our retreat inward from our own skins. A reminder that things seen, are often better felt and transformed into actions.