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.

Spiral Jetty

Robert Smithson

Great Salt Lake, Utah, USA

1970

A spiral path of basalt rocks which appears and vanishes with the radically varying levels of the lake in which it sits. Years submerged in the salt waters of the lake have changed it from black to salty white-pink.

sight

The spiral is an absorbing and compulsively engaging figure. The scale of the Jetty confers a monumental physical status upon what is usually a mere symbol. When we are invited to describe the spiral with the movement of our bodies our sense of sight is forced to work overtime and navigate each point rather than point to point which is our visual default. This draws attention to the act of looking in a way rarely encountered in contemporary environments.