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.

Medici Fountain

Marie de Medici

Luxenboug Gardens, Paris

1630-1866

A monumental fountain which has been extensively remodeled and even relocated during it's life, the most striking aspect is the perspectival illusion seen when looking the length of the balustraded pool. The plane of the water seems to be sloping downward.

orientation

We are not accustomed to deliberate illusions in our built environment and even less so in this sort of historical context. The beauty of a good illusion is the tension between what we see and what we know to be possible. This one is so well conceived it holds that tension perfectly.

Paul Schütze