Lucas asks what it is to exist in the 21st century: a time where science is our deity and man has transgressed into the realms of his own creator.
If we are all made from animated matter, atoms, cells and essentially the same ingredients, what power does the ‘original’ or the ‘self’ have left? Is there a connection between the supernatural, or the spiritual and science or technology?
This entity is only a fraction, a fragmented growth that Lucas has dissected, spliced and cut up, splayed open for everyone to see what is inside.
This is the ghost, the soul, the spirit of a scientific experiment. This is a soul machine.