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.

Fred's Appartment

David Lynch

Lost Highway (feature film)


In a mid-century Los Angeles apartment - owned and decorated by Lynch who also designed the furniture - a series of strange events triggers the film's perplexing narrative. The decor hovers somewhere between reassuring nostalgia and quietly alarming oddness.


The arrangement of objects, most designed by the director, and colour in the apartment is quietly awkward. While it is intimate, there are few places to sit or rest. Scenes with more than one person in a room feel uncomfortable. In a film in which a principal character disappears early in the story the director seems to be setting up the apartment as a suspect. Clearly, the space wants Fred to be alone.

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