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 City

Alain Robbe-Grillet

Topology Of A Phantom City

1976

Despite exhaustive, detailed descriptive passages the location for Grillet's novel is compelling because it resists our need to visualize a complete thing with boarders and limits. Because of this it can be all cities at all times.

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The author never tires of describing rooms, plazas, avenues and chambers in exhaustive detail yet the reader is left with an almost forensic map notably lacking color, texture and sound. The depiction of this city is mutely visual in a way which leaves the readers other senses poised to register information which never arrives. Oddly this deprivation produces an awareness of neglected senses, an attenuation. Sometimes to alert an appetite it's best to starve it.

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