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.

Model For Total Abstractive Reflection

Josiah McElheny

glass installation

2003

A grouping of complex, mirror surfaced glass forms on an entirely mirrored  dias.

orientation

The artist presents us with a group of objects between which there is a furious dialogue of reflection and reduction. Each object becomes indeterminate and the more the viewer struggles to define and anchor the elements the less clear they become. It is only when a truce is called with our impatient senses that we find a way to see which accommodates this incalculable level of reflective complexity as a new part of the environment, that this small world can be navigated. This requires a re-setting of the way in which we are accustomed to judge what we see.

Josiah McElheny