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Rist’s videos and installations often combine performance, dance, drawing, painting, and sculpture. The title of this work is adapted from the opening line of the Beatles song Happiness is a Warm Gun, ‘She’s not a girl who misses much’. Performing with manic energy, Rist repeatedly sings her version of the line. However, the video is deliberately subject to distortion effects and speeded-up, leaving her voice sounding as though she had just inhaled helium. Rist presents a response to the erotic metaphor of the original song, as seen through the visual language of MTV.

September 2004