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.

Last Year In Marienbad

Alain Resnais

feature film

1961

Dream-like black-and-white film in which the Chanel-clad characters drift from one encounter to another. Time and memory seem in free-fall and the laws of physics up for grabs. The splendid location which is constantly explored by an enraptured camera may or may not be an impossibly glamorous asylum in which the protagonists may or may not be inmates. Based on the  equally enigmatic novel of the same name, the film's meaning has been debated since its release.

Structure

The position of bodies in architectural space is the underlying constant in this film as it is in the novels of the author upon whose work this is based. Sumptuous interiors are brought to life by the presence and movement of people who often seem included for no other reason. In this sense it can be seen as a kind of architectural ballet, and a compelling one.

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