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.

Cypress trees after the rain

naturaly occurring

Skinusa, Cyclades, Greece

present day

The aromatic foliage of these trees bruised into perfume by a rainstorm. Suddenly even a single tree can completely surround you.

smell

Within moments of having been agitated by heavy rainfall these trees drench the beach with the dizzying perfume of their green nubbly foliage. The scent is so exquisite you feel the need to wait until the next storm however long it may take. It seems impossible that something so fragile and indeed invisible can remain the most potent memory of a place, yet this is often the case with aromas and their effect upon memory.