Knot in the throat, 2019
Mapped projection over wire, paper and plaster sculptures.
Arduino with presence sensor, 2 speakers 4ohms 15w.
Knot in the throat is a collective of sculptures that react with visual and sound forms to the audience's presence. In a representation of virtual entities and through a presence sensor, the sculptures behave reacting with humanoid expressions (eyes) and with sound elements.
Why do voice assistants have a female voice? From the second decade of the 21st century, the most well-known voice assistants are virtually functional and have a female voice. Cortana (Microsoft), Alexa (Amazon) and Siri (Apple) are algorithms created by mostly male teams. Their submissive, seductive, helpful and available voices that respond our sound signal puts many questions in terms of gender, whereas the woman's place in her virtual objectification as a service provider.