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.

Pieces Of Light

Charles Fernyhough

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2012

A very engaging trawl through current thinking on the place and science of memory in our lives. The author pays particular attention to the role of the senses in forming and often distorting narratives we build around our own lives. The reader is left with an often unsettling sense of the fluidity of personal history and the 'evidence' of the senses. 

Structure

The text veers from poetic to technical exploration of both personal and historical thought on the role of memory in our very identity. In the same way nations rebuild history to suit the present we have the tools and capacity to play fast and loose with the truth of our past.

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  • SMELL
  • SIGHT
  • HEARING
  • TOUCH
  • ORIENTATION