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.

Oblivion 7n

David Maisel

photograph

2004

One of a series of aerial photographs of Los Angeles. With its inverted tones and forensic detail this image captures the idea of a city as a cybernetic infestation of the landscape. With one image the photographer endows the city with as much mystery and menace as a dozen sprawling crime novels.

Structure

Ominous and intriguing, the image draws us in before we know what it is. Once revealed the apparent inversion of colour proves oddly compelling. A trick? A transformation? Are we seeing the same view or has the information been altered fundamentally?

David Maisel