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.

Seizure

Roger Hiorns

London, UK

2008

Having sealed a ground floor apartment in a condemned block, the artist filled it with thousands of gallons of copper sulfate through a hole in the floor of the flat above. When the space was drained every centimetre of the interior was encrusted with brilliant blue crystals.  

sight

To stand surrounded entirely by the intense, brilliant blue of pure copper sulfate crystals, some the size of lemons, is such an overload of the eyes as to be almost physical. As we begin slowly to perceive, through the heavy encrustation of luminous blue crystal, the prosaic forms of a small apartment the space becomes even richer and a good deal more strange.

Michael Goldrei