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.

Escalator

Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers

Pompidou Centre, Paris, France

1977

A dramatic architectural device which guarantees both an almost geological tour of the building's layers and wonderful views of Paris during the journey to the upper galleries.

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As we rise inside this machine for viewing, the texture of the city is slowly revealed as the ground falls away. Patterns and forms invisible at street level take shape and we feel able to hold the forms of the city in our minds if not quite in our hands. There is also a range of temperature variations which are experienced riding the elevator depending upon the time of year. In Summer it can be like a thermometer recording the heat of the day in its transparent, tubular body.

Paul Schütze