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.


Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers

Pompidou Centre, Paris, France


A dramatic architectural device which guarantees both an almost geological tour of the building's layers and wonderful views of Paris during the journey to the upper galleries.


Through sight and the marvellous vantage points within the escalator  we get a very detailed sense of the city's form from macro to micro. We also have a building which offers to explain itself by opening its levels and functions to us as we pass. The escalator is like a visual and kinetic tour binding the Pompidou and the visitor intimately with its site.

Paul Schütze