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.

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Sanju Sangendo

Go-Shirakawa

Kyoto, Japan

1164

A Buddhist temple containing a veritable army of over 1000 statues ranked in bays the length of the building.

Structure

This unique temple, shaped as a long narrow hall with the ranked statues running the full length of one side is home to the central statue of a the thousand armed Buddha. The thousand life sized icons outnumber the possible number of worshipers the space could hold and the only way to appreciate them is to walk the 120 meter length of the structure marveling at both their sheer numbers and their detailed individuality. Visitors search for the likeness of loved ones amongst the hordes of carved faces.

  • SMELL
  • SIGHT
  • HEARING
  • TOUCH
  • ORIENTATION