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.

The Night Land

William Hope Hodgson

The Night Land (novel)

1912

More than a century after it was written this novel of nightmarish landscapes still stands alone for sheer scope of imagination. The images it evokes are unforgettable, vivid and deeply felt.

hearing

This is a place in which more is heard than seen. The darkness conceals all manner of horrors but as this is their home they are unconcerned with stealth. The endless wild and animal sounds which assail the nerves of the protagonists make clear that they are the prey in this place. The proximity of danger or safety is signalled here by sound. It again becomes a survival sense when vision is so diminished.

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