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.

Victoria Falls

water fall


Jurassic period

Dividing Zambia and Zimbabwe this is the single largest plane of falling water on earth. The plume of spray from the falling water can rise 2,500 ft into the air and is visible over 20 miles away.


The volume of water droplets in the air creates an atmosphere rich in particles which attach to the water. Heavy and aqueous the air is damp enough to taste as well as smell and brings scents of vegetation, woods, mineral and aquatic elements into play. Huge variations over the seasons include a multitude of notes from both the surrounding forests and jungle and material carried on the waters themselves.

Kevin Pollard