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.


Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu

Kyoto, Japan

1397 (rebuilt 1955)

A gleaming three story pavillion set on a reflecting pond amidst beautiful gardens. The top two stories are entirely covered in gold leaf while some of the interior spaces are so heavilly laquered their floors reflect the view beyond like mirrors.


The ornate, pefect surfaces of Kinkaju-ku challenge our sense of what buiding material can do. The urge to touch and explore is defeated by the inacessability of most of the building so our eyes once again have to do the touching for us. The luxurious contrasts provided in the juxtaposition of the temple and its gardens are incredibly pleasing to both the eye and in turn our sense of touch as we anticipate each sucessive surface. One memorable haptic experience is to feel the well worn wooden railings on the bridges, warmed by the Spring sun as they guide you across the ponds.

Akisuki Shibata