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.

Shugaku-in Imperial Villa Garden

Emperor Go-Mizunoo

Kyoto, Japan

1659

Seen as one of the great achievements of Japanese garden design, these gardens introduced the idea of the "borrowed view" by framing the near-by Kyoto hills through careful design and direction of the visitor's attentions.

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There are more beautiful gardens in Japan but perhaps none so transporting. The trick used here to incorporate views of the landscape beyond into the scheme of the already large gardens creates a sense of almost infinite scale. Our eyes cooperate with this illusion leading the rest of or senses into the reverie of an infinite garden. This sensation of having slipped into an entire world of a garden creates a quality lacking in some of the more fragile in which one always feels the chaotic presence of the outside world seething at the gates.