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.


Amorgos, Greece

early Miocene

A spine of mountains running the length of this Cycladian island.


The air is alive with the scents of wild sage, thyme, black arum lilies and rare orchids. Winds push the smells of the sea deep into the mountains and bruise the foliage of succulent shrubs into life. Traveling at speed through the mountains you find the scent-scape shifts as often as the vertiginous views. The deeper scents of marine oil and hot engines often rumble below the vegital aromas.

Paul Schütze