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.

The War Room

Ken Adam

Dr. Strangelove (feature Film)

1964

Eclipsing even the most deranged villains' lair for sheer theatrical bombast and sinister paranoia, the room in which America slugs out it's response to a doomsday scenario is chilling and hilarious by turns. The design articulates so succinctly the pathology of it's supposed makers as to remove all need for explanation.

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The highly cinematic fog of cigarette smoke in the war room adds beautifully to the sense of panic, claustrophobia and growing occlusion of any workable solution to the problems at hand. Peter Sellar's character adds further to this fug by smoking a cigarette so aggressively you can virtually smell it in the theater.

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