en plein air
Once formulated by Marcel Mauss as the most fundamental requirement for Ethnology was also a polemic against the reveries of the studio, the models of the laboratory and the gedankenexperiment of the office. The following series will be worked out ‘en plein air,’ just as Mauss claimed. This doesn’t necessarily mean outside, in the jungle, the ruthless sun. It rather implies a direct confrontation with the very material.