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 Mirror Scene

Jean Cocteau

Blood Of A Poet (film)

1930

A brilliantly clever illusion in which a character falls into the temporarily liquid surface of a mirror. This moment begins a series of events designed to confound the audience and challenge the evidence of their senses.

Structure

A rightly famous moment from cinema history, super low tech by the standards of todays unlimited CGI FX yet still arresting as much for the idea behind it as the visual paradox it presents.

Film still