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.

Wind Portal
Najla El Zein Studio.


Wind Portal

Najla El Zein's Wind portal, currently at the Victoria And Albert Museum, is a thing of great beauty. Exquisitely constructed from thousands of hand folded paper windmills, elegant 3D printed clips and sheer white tubes, these towering gates flicker and rustle as though alive. Carefully controlled air currents move different columns of fans creating the most beautiful, complex sound which feels like wind through a bamboo grove: tantalizingly out of context in the soaring, double height gallery. The angle at which the two "doors" are placed allows an illusion of their being closed when one is, in fact, ajar, permitting access to the gallery beyond. This intervention in these normally static and monumental spaces is both welcome and deeply sensuous. Untill November the 3rd.