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 Night Land

Willam Hope Hodgson

The Night Land (novel)

1912

More than a century after it was written this novel of nightmarish landscapes still stands alone for sheer scope of imagination. The images it evokes are unforgettable, vivid and deeply felt.

touch

The author spends a great deal of time describing the varying qualities of the air: frigid, sulfurous, heavy, stale etc. He knows that the haptic presence of an environment is at least as significant as its appearance. In creating a sense of genuine unease and strangeness it is the touch and physical presence of the place which leaves the greatest impressions of genuine location. The touch of air is especially memorable because it touches us inside as well as out.

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