‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not’is a video installation which was part of the ‘Once Is Too Much’ exhibition which explored the issue of domestic violence and was first seen in the Irish Museum of Modern Art in 1997. ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not’ flips the familiar folk rhyme where women reflect on their early expectation of romance set against the reality of an abusive relationship. ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not’uses a combination of; audio interviews with women describing the behaviour of violent partners, a menacing music track composed by Derek Cronin, sequences featuring flowers and stylised re enactments of violent scenes projected onto a discarded heart shaped cushion. This video installation was influenced by the artist Tony Oursler whose work was seen in the Douglas Hyde Gallery from October in 1996. The ‘Once Is Too Much‘ exhibition was made by a women’s group from the Family Resource Centre St Michael’s Estate, inchicore, Dublin and artists Joe Lee, Rhona Henderson, Rochelle Rubinstein Kaplan and Ailbhe Murphy. Joe Lee worked with the women on all photo and video work in the show. The ‘Once Is Too Much‘ exhibition travelled widely throughout Ireland from 1998 to 2004.