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.

Palazzo Contarini degli Scrigni

Matthias Schaller

photograph

2005

One of a series of large-format photographs of interiors facing the Grand Canal in Venice. The reflected light which seems to flood the polished floor of the room with the ghost of waters beyond the huge windows creates a profound connection between the space and its historical context.

Structure

The sense of material in flux and liquidity in this image coupled with the spare, somewhat abandoned, feel of the room produce an image into which the viewer is irresistibly drawn. The drained, watery luminescence of the floor seems reflected even into the air. 

Mathias Schaller