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 Night Land

William Hope Hodgson

The Night Land (novel)

1912

More than a century after it was written this novel of nightmarish landscapes still stands alone for sheer scope of imagination. The images it evokes are unforgettable, vivid and deeply felt.

Structure

The author establishes an environment of perpetual night. Then he suffuses the apparently infinite landscape with pockets of poisonous luminosity, volcanic fires and pits, shadows and drifts of hallucinatory vapour. Much of what occurs is barely seen. The landscape then is defined as much by the imagined as by the clearly viewed. Perhaps a strange distinction to make in a novel in which our vision in entirely supplied by the writer but it is the unseen, the obscured, which works most keenly on the fears of the story's characters and, by default, its readers.

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