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.

Sant'Andrea al Quirinale

Gian Lorenzo Bernini

Rome, Italy

1661

A sumptuous Baroque structure with a highly theatrical, narrative interior in which Bernini illustrates the travails of Saint Andrew in several media.

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Ingenious use of natural light, often covertly delivered, creates huge drama within the space. The ornate altar with its giding, marble and painting of the saint is overlit within its niche by sunlight streaming through a concealed - also elliptical - aperture while above a white marble figure of the saint bursts through the pediment on its journey towards the dome. The church is a riot of illusions all designed to raise the attention and the spirits towards the spectacle of the dome and the possibility of transcendence.

Mauro Orlando