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 Offence

Sidney Lumet

feature film


A film in which the progressive breakdown of the principal character is articulated through subjective visuals and sound, greatly increasing our involvement in his dilemma. Sean Connery so wanted to make this film that he used his continued involvement in the James Bond franchise as leverage with the studio.


In a story about the struggle of several characters to deal with the evidence of their own senses, Lumet uses numerous devices, visual and sonic, to impart disorientating ideas and sensations to the viewer. These moments in the film greatly enrich the experience we might draw just from, say, reading the script as they act directly on our senses, inevitably drawing us closer to the experiences of the characters.

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