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 final room

Archer, Lange, Masters

2001 (feature film) (Dir: Stanley Kubric)

1968

An innovative fusion of classical and starkly modern elements, this once-alien environment now seems to evoke any number of commercial spaces. Clever use of sound adds hugely to the feeling of displacement and unfamiliarity.

sight

When looking at this film it is difficult to believe just how old it is. At the time the designers did not have decades of fanciful postmodern architectural contrivance to mine for ideas. Indeed the startling vision presented here may well have contributed the seed for a thousand commercial spaces built since. The extraordinary contrast between this final location and the seemingly endless sequences on the space station which preceeding it all contribute to the massive, quiet impact of this one room.

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