Many of my projects circle around observing people, spleens and everyday masquerade. When I discovered Andy Warhols screen tests of the 1960s I was extremely fascinated by his experimental approach. I wanted to transfer this idea into the present to find out about people's reaction to this uncommon situation: every person had to sit in front of the camera for about 5 minutes. I left the room during this time to provide a more intimate atmosphere. It was interesting to see how they dealt with it, how they protected themselves from the starring camera and if there's a changeover from posing to something more natural. The cast consists of characters who are not used to being in front of the camera as well as actors and models. The project of about 50 video portraits was realised from 2012-2015. It was part of the group exhibition "Aufnahmezustand"at Freies Museum, Berlin.