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.


Patrick Suskind



The story of a prodigious sociopath whose sense of smell is so acute it entirely defines his personal identity and his relationship with others. Overwhelmed by his own senses and  the relative insensibility of others he sets out to manipulate the world around him through the subtle but ultimately persuasive manipulation of odours.


This novel is a finely judged mix of the poetic and the horrific. The central character is at once monstrous and impossibly refined. In dealing with the experience  of smell so microscopically the author enters territory virtually untraveled by fellow writers.

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