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.

Touched by air
Disney Research


Touched by air

The gaming and entertainment industries are often at the forefront of developments which one might hope were the goals of more traditionally adventurous enterprises. The need for increasingly vivid experiences is driving research into ways to engage every sense in concert. This particular development allows for the focused manipulation of small air vortices that will be felt against the skin in precise synchronization with user movement, image play and accompanying sound. This additional stimulus will go a very long way to persuading the user's senses of a total environment in which apparent tactile cause and effect,  further integrates the participant into the world portrayed.