About the artwork.
In Physical Status Report, artist Luna Scales appears naked, lying on her side with her head resting in her hand. Her pose attests to a thousand years of art history, in which women have been portrayed in this position since time immemorial. Text taken from the Danish authority’s statement on the artist’s physical condition, in which her body is described and evaluated, appears beneath the image. Scales was born with a muscle disease, which involves her muscles becoming easily overstrained. The authority’s report poses questions pertaining to Scales’ capabilities – the descriptions and assessments of her body deal with what it can and cannot do: Can she work? Does Scales require assistance?