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.

Satyricon

Frederico Fellini

feature film

1969

Lavishly inventive, an evocation of ancient Rome loosely derived from fragments of a text by Petronius. The images and sounds are so vivid and exotic as to activate the other senses by default.

hearing

Satyricon has a marvellously adventurous soundtrack. There is almost no distinction between composed music, found music, sound effects and sound design. We are never quite sure of the origin of what we hear. The most outlandish subjective sound may turn out to be caused by activity off-screen, the most unlikely music may be a memory or may come from a source in the story. The director used many ethnological recordings, irregardless of the country and period of origin so a scene alluding to Greek mythology is accompanied by Hindu music from Indonesia. As a director the primary qualification for the inclusion of anything was solely whether he felt it worked.

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