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.

Queen Mary's Rose Garden

Regents Park, London, UK

1930s

A circular form garden in which hundreds of rose varieties are displayed in spectacular formation.

smell

it is almost impossible to describe the impact of this garden upon the sense of smell. Depending on the direction of the breeze it can be anticipated hundreds of meters before it is visible and once inside it's curved center the simultaneous, changing and impossibly complex combinations of perfume leave one reaching for words which simply don't exist in our narrow vocabulary of aroma

Paul Schütze