Cable Xcess is a public service announcement/infomercial which informs viewers about the consequences of long term exposure to electromagnetic fields. I perform as both spokesperson and case study, transmitting a pirate broadcast through my body (body as satellite), educating viewers about early signs of exposure, and sharing alternative methods for coping with contamination. At a midpoint in the video my perspective on the situation changes and I speak instead as an advocate in the form of a testimonial about how exposure to these fields has led me to become super-powered.
Kristin Lucas― Artist
Kristin Lucas is a multidisciplinary artist. Born in Iowa, she attended undergraduate school at The Cooper Union School of Art in New York City, and after ten years, enrolled in graduate school at Stanford University in California’s Silicon Valley. She has spent the past five years residing in New York’s Hudson Valley and is the recent recipient of an Eyebeam Artist Residency in New York City. Her video, installation, networked performance, augmented reality, and hybrid media works have been presented internationally at museums and galleries, including: The New Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York City); Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (Liverpool); Center for Art and Media (Karlsruhe); Nam June Paik Art Center (Gyeonggi-do); and at festivals, including: dOCUMENT (Kassel), Low Lives International Internet Performance Festival, Transmediale Festival (Berlin), and World Wide Video Festival (Amsterdam).