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.

The Offence

Sidney Lumet

feature film

1972

A film in which the progressive breakdown of the principal character is articulated through subjective visuals and sound, greatly increasing our involvement in his dilemma. Sean Connery so wanted to make this film that he used his continued involvement in the James Bond franchise as leverage with the studio.

touch

The whole of this film revolves around the topic of physical contact between people: unwanted, withheld, vengeful and fatal by turns. The director involves us intimately in the uncomfortable variations on this theme as innumerable scenes boil with tension while faces, and bodies are isolated and persistently explored by the camera.

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