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.

High Rise

J.G. Ballard

novel

1974

A novel set in a new residential high rise development which quickly degenerates into a siege as social conventions give way to tribal conflict and violence. The building becomes analogous to a social hierarchy with different groups fighting for facilities.

sight

The scene Ballard paints in this novel is one of banal everyday urban life. It is precisely this unremarkable familiarity that makes the ensuing chaos so disturbing. We can see very clearly the locations, the events unfolding and we can very clearly map them onto our own lives. By showing us recognizable scenarios the author uses our own memories to flesh out what is a very economical text. He uses the extensive records of our own sight and observation to power the engine of his story.

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