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.

Haunted Landscapes

Jusho Toda (as Shigemasa Toda)

Kwaidon (feature film)

1964

Each of the landscapes in this suite of films changes beautifully to indicate the particular haunting in each story. As each character becomes trapped in the transforming landscape the appearance and behavior of their surroundings alters bringing us closer to the protagonists and to their torments.

Structure

The painterly environments devised for Kwaidon are so beautiful and unearthly they live in the mind long after the stories they house are forgotten. Formed from a fusion of sound and image so unified as to be inextricable they assume the status of characters in their own right.

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