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.

Tower Block

J. G. Ballard

High Rise (novel)

1974

An archetypal residential block in which a ferocious tribal hierarchy forms in direct response to the architecture and its place in the world outside.

smell

As a delineator of urban zones and territories smell is a highly under-estimated and unconsciously powerful marker. As the tower block falls into anarchy and quickly stratifies into tribal territories the status and conditions of each zone are identified as much by the smells they emit as by anything visual: Ballard details a change in one habitually tidy middle-class character who begins to savour the smell of food rotting in his long-dead fridge.

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