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 House of Cyrus Kriticos

Sean Hargreaves

Thirteen Ghosts (feature film)

2001

An intricate and complicated house in which all surfaces are transparent, etched glass animated by elaborate and often visible mechanisms which can reconfigure access and hence movement through the structure. The entire house behaves like a gigantic mechanised puzzle-box.

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When a building is entirely transparent we are able to anticipate the transition from one space to another, to predict our passage through it despite its unfamiliarity. The experience of new views being revealed, of privacy, of visual refuge is removed. What might seem a desirable novelty manages at the same time to undermine many of the things we need from our built environment. This house, despite unsettling us as the director intends, also offers us insight into why we chose to live the way we do.

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