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.

Jantar Mantar

Jai Singh II

Delhi & Jaipur, India


Two of three discretely located groups of monumental structures built to measure and observe celestial phenomena.


Each site's distinct set of olfactory associations due entirely to the location. Delhi is a crowded urban center in which the race to modernity is aromatic as much as visual. The antiquity of its Jantar Mantar sits fragile amid the encroaching high-rise and the perpetual crash of traffic. Jaipur feels more linked to its elemental surroundings, and the connection between the sounds of the sea at which it sits and the sky it was built to observe is a strong one.