The relationship between Architecture, sound and the navigation of memory and awareness is a constant theme in Schutze's work.
In 1999 as part of his seminal Site Works series, Schutze began a work which started to explore the extraordinary Janta Manta astronomical garden in Delhi, India. Built in the eighteenth century by Marharajar Jai Singh II, Janta Manta is a complex of architectural structures and instruments, which were used to measure and observe the heavens. At its time of construction it yielded the most precise celestial observations available surpassing even those of the Portuguese. Using text and sound to propose both an emotional and explanatory "occupation" of the site, the work took the form of a one hundred minute composition for voice, percussion, flutes and electronics called "Second Site" released by Virgin Records.

"The Garden Of Instruments" (translation of Janta Manta) to be shown in September at Gallery 3,14, is a further development of these ideas comprising projections of a detailed animated model of the structures, viewed in conjunction with the existing sound work and a series of print works incorporating text and rendered images.

Schutze's work has been included in several high profile museum exhibitions including the work Third Site", which was commissioned for the Sonic Boom Exhibition at London's Hayward Gallery. He is also working on an ongoing piece about James Turrell's Roden Crater project (Fifth Site) specially commissioned for James by Michael Hue-Williams Fine Art Ltd, London.

The development, production and framing of the works on paper will be by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, who represent Paul Schütze exclusively.

January 2004, Mark Thompson, Curator