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.

Street of Crocodiles

Brothers Quay

Animated short film

1986

A 21-minute, stop-motion animation very loosely based on the novel by Bruno Schulz. The detail of the mis-en-scene is astonishingly elaborate, sinister and sensuous.

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There is little that takes place in this film that does not require the viewer to triple-check the evidence of eyes and ears. In the universe of Street of Crocodiles there are no orthodoxies, no laws of physics. Wood screws can balletically unwind themselves from the floor and dance in formation through tides of dust, dolls can empty the contents of their illuminated heads onto tables and pins can emerge like the stamens of flowers from breathing slabs of raw meat. The film demands and richly rewards efforts of orientation throughout.

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