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.

Psycotropic House

J.G Ballard

The Thousand Dreams of Stella Vista (short story)


Proposed with characteristic prescience, these self-healing, mood-sensitive, reactive dwellings presaged many developments in architecture which are only now becoming technically viable.


The buildings Ballard proposes in this story can change their basic form and appearance to better accommodate what they anticipate will be the occupant's needs. On one level this sounds pleasing and ideal yet there are some very fundamental problems which emerge when our environments are unstable whether it be visually or on any other level. Our minds need stability to operate well, and what might seem a desirable innovation may well be pretty unsettling.

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