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 Zone

Rashit Safiullin, Andrei Tarkovsky

Stalker (feature film)

1979

A region in which the usual laws of physics seem not to apply any more. While appearing simply neglected and somewhat chaotic the character of this location is revealed as much by the changed behaviour of those who enter as by dramatic set pieces.
 

smell

The defining characteristic of the Zone is that it is both profoundly other and almost disappointingly normal. Subtle but unsettling changes in perception, judgment and recollection seem to afflict visitors. These are manifest as smells and sounds which may or may not be present to all. The idea of aroma as memory or delusion is powerful as our language for fixing the experience of smelling is so slight as to guarantee a level of vagueness in  recollection and thus in certainty.

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