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.

Space Station

J. G. Ballard

The Enormous Space (short story)

1989

Discovered adrift and apparently deserted by a group of astronauts, the station resists all attempts to define the limits of its shape and size.

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Ballard describes the bizarrely changing acoustics as the station changes. We know without thinking that sound tells us about size. We know that the move from a small vestibule into a huge cathedral will be accompanied by a dramatic change in the sonic environment. As the disc of the station appears to be expanding towards infinite size the prospect of being alone inside seems even more terrifying than being outside in the void of deep space.

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