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.

Landscape (Satyricon)

Luigi Scaccianoce (production design)

feature film

1969

As the story moves from one extraordinary location to another the landscape and it's details become essential characters in a film of vibrant and exotic sound and image. Taking the considerable expanse of the Roman Empire as a jumping off point elements from as far afield as Bali and Ethiopia collide in an exuberant fusion.

hearing

The sound design in Satyricon serves the landscapes particularly well, enhancing and aurally defining the environments depicted. Each location is given it's own peculiar sonic identity which is every bit as inventive and memorable as the visual. The film is littered with the calls of unlikely bird species and strange noises which seem to emanate from the landscape itself, analogous to the bizarre colours which often flood scenes from unknown sources.

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