Julika Gittner, Physical Capability Assessment (2009)
Julika Gittner works across the fields of architecture and contemporary art. In her art practice, there is a sense of a structure - most often a social structure that has the potential to govern or order our lives - being activated. In work such as Physical Capability Assessment (2009), the text from the list of questions used to assess someone's suitability for receiving the incapacity benefit becomes the basis for a sculptural, sound and performance work in which the questions are translated spatially. The result is a sculpture but also an invitation to perform the activities demanded by the questions. Other work such as Homo Economicus takes a similar instruction from the literal interpretation of the title, and translates this into a process of collecting the results of the daily / weekly labour of a hairdresser, bartender and others as materials for a sculpture.