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.

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Richard Wilson

Saatchi Gallery

1987

A site-specific installation of used sump oil and steel. This work has been installed in each of the three consecutive locations of the Saatchi Gallery in London.

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Early versions of this piece allowed access to the tapering path which slices into the mass of oil. The surfaces and materials demand to be explored and the need to test the mirrored black plane is irresistible, as is the curiosity about the real volume of oil contained by the steel barrier: the need to confirm or disprove the evidence of the eyes.

Linda Nylind