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.

Henry's Apartment

David Lynch

Eraser Head


A single room with a bricked up window, unexplained deposits of soil, impenetrable areas of shadow and perpetual sounds from elsewhere in the building invading every moment.


The apartment is full of things which we know, smell. Fresh earth, damp, ancient carpets etc, the presence of the sickly child which we can only imagine. There is a fug of moldering decay which rises from the images and is almost palpable throughout the film yet not a single verbal reference to smell of taste.

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