Bernard’s latest performance sculpture ‘Not So Sweethearts’ explores physicality, irony and love through digital means. The piece consists of a manufactured climbing wall with each step a parody of the childhood favourite love heart sweets. In this endurance performance, Bernard navigates her way across the art structure. The piece draws contrasts between the original love hearts sweets turned climbing rocks, and the reality of the text printed on them: XOXO, Sweet Nothing, Convenient Co-dependent, Venus, Unmatched. All of which calls attention to the struggle and realities of relationships versus the ‘sweet’ pop-culture image of romance, alongside how many results in people ‘clinging on’ and not heading anywhere. The rocks reflect the reasons we hold on and equally the reasons to let go; exposing the instability of relationships.