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.

Lightning Field

Walter de Maria

Catron County, New Mexico, USA


An installation of 400 stainless steel poles in a perfect grid measuring one mile by one kilometer.


This is hard to overestimate. The grid of one mile by one kilometer inflicts a man-made calibration upon a vast landscape. The height of the poles in relation to our own allows us to retain a fixed human scale upon what we see. If we are lucky enough to see a storm this work somehow contains and regulates the phenomena in an environment which can easily seem vastly diminishing as well as breathtakingly beautiful.

John Locke