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 Eyes Of The Skin

Juhani Pallasmaa

Book

1996

Originally an essay contributed to a collection this text has become required reading in all architectural courses. Deeply felt and articulate it is a call for a multi sensory approach to the design of buildings and public spaces.

touch

The author describes a door handle as "...the handshake of the building..." and observes that "The skin reads the texture, weight, density and temperature of matter." There is an enormous amount of information conveyed by touch yet this avenue of stimulus and engagement is often neglected and we are presented with cold, indifferent surfaces where we crave information and seduction.