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.

Lightning Field

Walter de Maria

Catron County, New Mexico, USA


An installation of 400 stainless steel poles in a perfect grid measuring one mile by one kilometer.


By bringing the viewer to this location the artist encourages a state of mind even before revealing the piece. We are sharing his experience of a very specific place and watching the modification he has made to something already astonishing. The precise opposite of bringing the impression of a remote landscape to your home in a painting or photograph, this piece brings you to its own environment, on its own terms. The experience you have is collaborative as you cannot be a passive viewer. There are an infinite number of ways in which you can be while there.

John Locke