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.

Villa Malaparte

Curzio Malaparte

Capri, Italy

1937

Considered by some to be the finest modern house ever built, Malaparte caps a treacherous cliff, gazing out to the sea 99 steps below. Never was a house more defined by its location.

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The sea air which constantly buffets Malaparte is laden with iodine and the scents lifted from the nearby coast. Breezes from the cliffs of Capri at the rear of the house bring the scent of firs and flowering shrubs. Perpetual year-round air movement refreshes the environment so that anything smelt will be both fresh and fleeting.

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