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.

Poivre (original version)

Ernest Daltrof

for Caron

1954

Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Giroflore, Carnation, Ylang Ylang, Opoponax, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Oakmoss - Powerfull and long-lasting, the original, now reformulated, was like wearing a coat lined with pepper and oak moss. It made the air around you perpetually effervescent with spices.

orientation

The intense spiciness conferred by the abundance of pepper here  awakens myriad oblique associations which buoy the mind back through countless memories and feelings. The present is smelt through the filter of recollection.The olfactory equivalent of putting on richly tinted sunglasses.