go hard or go home – a socialist job creation system passed over into neoliberal age

2019 | 500kg sand, 2 shovels, 2 performers, 2 mobile phones | duration: chosen by the performers

Triggered by an acoustic signal from their mobile phones, two performers start shovelling sand on the pile of the other person. A circular movement evolves. The performers are Mathilde Göttel, Pauline Gosselin, Sophie Innmann, Fiona Marten and Daniela Prochaska.

The work examines human activity in terms of value and appreciation and provides a critical, metaphorical approach to meaningless activities and jobs that force people into precarious living conditions, exploit them and make them unhappy. If what you do loses its visible relevance, you‘re only working for an end in itself.