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 Night Land

William Hope Hodgson

The Night Land (novel)

1912

More than a century after it was written this novel of nightmarish landscapes still stands alone for sheer scope of imagination. The images it evokes are unforgettable, vivid and deeply felt.

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For the characters, the landscape beyond their vast redoubt is utterly alien. Nothing relates to the environment into which they were born. Everything is unfamiliar and everything is dangerous. Illustrating the most profound disorientation in which no sense can be entirely relied upon, it  shows us things about our habitude and assumptions in our own environments. The evocation of a landscape of  such scale, such detail, such perpetual menace and wonder is something to marvel at.

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