The human and technological sensually merge in a constant flow and transformation, following what Maturana & Varela called “an operational closure” (an organisational and structural integrity for the sake of coping with the environment). A voice controlled laser projection navigates different levels of sensoriality via meditative to factual body texts’ interplay, where the human nervous system and the cybernetic system feed one another. Always female – voice and gesture translate into digital signal while the synthetically generated voice explores her own limits of emulating human empathy. A soft and sentient, yet complex interrelation generates its dynamics through vocalisation through Jones’ proxy personification MBJ Wetware.
Through these autopoietic acts, physical subjectification and virtual representation converse with each other and with the environment: a relationality between autonomous unities, based upon artificial empathy and affect. Text, speech, light and gestures consolidate into the three elements of the performance, interactive and interchangeble; they act as symbols exploring the current state of emotions’ commodification by technocapitalism via affective computing, AI, machine learning and data analytics, amongst others.