“Me Not” documents a woman attempting to remove the needles of a cactus. The task is not so simple and eventually she uses a tiny manicure scissors. Sound is minimal – snapping, cutting and the occasional gasp when she pricks her finger on a needle. The piece references the child ritual, plucking petals while reciting “he loves me, he loves me not”, but “Me Not” is not playful. The video references gender non-conformity, violence against women (cis and trans), and resistance to cultural constructs of womanhood.
The piece is a component of "cactus, flower, fuck-off, love, roses", and is screened along with the drawings, and/or with "Flower Girl" and "Flower Women".
"ME NOT" exhibited at the San Diego Art Institute, the Central Michigan University Gallery, and, in a solo show, the Rymer Gallery Nashville, TN