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.

Katsura Imperial Palace Garden

Prince Toshihito kobori Enshu

Kyoto, Japan

Edo Period

An Edo period garden designed in collaboration with a tea master this is, in fact, a vast tea garden with lakes, 16 bridges and a platform from which to view the rising moon.


The careful design of this entire landscape guarantees pleasing variations in topography and aspect. Pools of shade punctuate the various paths to offer both a respite from the summer sun and a chance for the eyes to adjust to different colour palettes in the shaded areas of the gardens. Over a longer time the garden is designed to orient the visitor to the seasons and indeed to the phases of the moon as it has several vantage points expressly constructed for its viewing. Few gardens present such nocturnal activities in their design and conception.

Purple Cloud