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.

To Fix the image in Memory

Vija Celmins

Object group

1977-82

An arrangement of small stones which appears to be made up of identical pairs. In fact, one of each pair is a meticulously crafted, hand-painted, bronze replica of its natural twin.

sight

Our reliance on sight to verify the truth of things is deeply rooted. Despite living in an age in which the evidence of our eyes is challenged daily by CGI and Photoshop we still trust implicitly in what we see. Were we to hold and touch the various parts of this work we would know by the difference in weight and temperature that the bronze twins were impostors. From the safety of the vitrine in which they are displayed we must simply accept the revelation of their origins because it makes more sense than the possibility of these freakish duplications.