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.

Skógafoss

waterfall

Iceland

A 200 foot fall of brilliant white water which crashes to the ground and then drains quietly into the sea beyond. This fall offers a most unusual vantage point in that one can virtually stand directly in front of it.

orientation

The falls register on every sense in a pretty dramatic way. Most perplexing and challenging is the effect on the brain of staring at the face of the falls. Glimpses and indirect views are unvaryingly beautiful and produce a sense of calm. But stare directly at the face for some time and the perpetual change, the absolute lack of form and stability becomes unsettling. Our brains struggle to fix a pattern or form where there is none and the tension of this becomes considerable.

Paul Schütze