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.

Deer Shelter

James Turrell

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, UK

2006

A sky space augmenting the remains of an 18th-century deer shelter in the grounds of the sculpture park.

touch

One of the principal illusions created by Turrell's sky spaces is that of celestial curvature. The sky, seen  through openings cut into the ceilings of the spaces, appears to curve down to the outer edges of the apertures, and even clouds moving across seem to bend to this curve. There is a sense the sky could almost be within reach, touchable, though our minds don't attempt to anticipate what such a surface might feel like.

Florian Holzherr