Lucas recites marketing slogans and taglines (of past and present) culled from the web to a soundtrack of royalty-free beats. Using her own vocal chords, and a contemporary self-broadcasting method, she retransmits phrases that continue to give shape to the culture that informs her consciousness and identity - resulting in an at times critical, humorous, hypnotic, programmatic, and nostalgic delivery.
This performance was commissioned by UMFA in Salt Lake City for Low Lives 3 Networked Performance Festival in 2011. It was performed before a live audience and simultaneously broadcast to a web audience using OS native and free software programs: Photobooth, CamTwist, and Ustream Producer. The quality of the video reflects the compression standards for a streaming video performance.
The set up of the performance is included in the performance.
Music begins at 49 seconds.
Spoken word begins at 1 minute 19 seconds.
The performance is 4 min 37 seconds.