Participant observation is a method of field research in the social sciences. I work comparably. My work connects aesthetic and sociopolitical issues.
I research the contemporary way of living. My artistic work takes place in public. I record events at special locations.
I stay a long time at one place. I try to understand this place by all senses. I paint abstract paintings, take photos and videos, record sound. I talk with people.
So I collect paintings as well as situation reports, photos, sketches, videos, maps and metadata. This collection of information will be published in a video and in a brochure. I wear a special cloth during work: I paint the data of the location (latitude and longitude) and time (date, time) on a piece of clothing. I wear this during the project. So my activities can be recognized by others. I ask to take pictures of me. In the photos my garment will act as a caption. I myself will be a placeholder for the viewer of the photo.
I paint with oil on fabric or canvas or I paint water colours.