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.

Faust Sceneography

Joseph Svoboda

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

1988

A typically innovative staging design, both aurally and visually startling, in which the amplified sounds of the cast moving were deployed to striking effect.

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Having placed numerous microphones under the stage Svoboda amplified every step and movement made by the cast. As this was quickly perceived as normal by the audience the impact when, in the story, the devil reveals himself by slowly advancing toward the audience, appearing to ascend into the air as the sound of his footsteps completely disappears, was such that people fled the theatre in terror.

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