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 Fountainhead

King Vidor

feature film


A film often credited with introducing the ideas of modernist architecture to the US public. It certainly captures the timeless drama of building with other people's money.


This film is full of dramatically framed shots of imposing, sculptural buildings that dominate their locations. The sexual tension between the characters is embodied in the towers and streetscapes which litter the film. The creamy black-and-white cinematography renders the omnipresent architectural surfaces like perfect skin while the frequent touching and physical appraisal of materials is conspicuously sensual.

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