Natalie Minik's piece, Palmetto, a landscape-driven single-channel video piece, considers the tourist community of Myrtle Beach, SC. A Southerner herself, she is interested in how the region still visually nods to a painful and shameful past, often by commodifying and celebrating it. Using Myrtle Beach as her subject, she created a work that considers how we cover up and glorify our scars at once, tracing the distortion of the region’s landscape and history to a place where painful recognition of reality and uncanny alienation from reality coexist in the same space.