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 Painted Desert


Arizona, US

A region of strikingly coloured earth, flat-top mesas and buttes where the contrast between landscape and sky is breathtakingly vibrant. Storms over this area are particularly spectacular.


Winds travel thousands of miles across open landscapes in this region, the air is unusually clear and free of pollutants. The scents which arrive on the wind can be of plants and animals completely beyond reach of sight yet the scents are vivid and clean. The most arresting scent is that of a storm approaching across the desert, hints of ozone mingling with the rain-bruised earth and wet stone.

Paul Schütze