‘do you love me?’ is a video work of a woman using a child size pair of semaphore flags to repeatedly signal ‘do you love me’. However, the woman is signalling in mirror image, a common mistake when first learning semaphore, playing further into the miscommunication around love. The flags are red & yellow Oscar flags used to signal at sea, increasing the miscommunication and distance between performer and viewer.
In 28 Days a naked woman places 28 post-it notes on the wall in a grid, 7 across and 4 down, to represent a menstrual cycle. However, the post-it’s keep falling off the wall. The woman continues the performance until all the post-its stay on the wall. Within seconds of walking away from the completed task the post-its start to fall again.
This is an attempt to conform to a standard and found lacking. A performance evolved to control a body which only undermines the regulation. Layering the frustration, the performance never ends, the body fails to deliver and they never meet in the middle.