The mechanical cradle and the family machine

“These two objects – a mechanical cradle and a family machine –
belong to a special collection of things displaying illusory symptoms of biological life. Because of their brutal mechanization they belong to the family of theatrical objects and machines – cruel and tragic.”


Halczak, Anna and Pleśniarowicz, Krzysztof (ed.). Tadeusz Kantor. Przedmioty, klisze pamięci… [Tadeusz Kantor. Objects, Celluloid of Memory…] Wrocław: BWA, 1990, p. 20.

The cradle - a family machine "The Dead Class", 1975, owned by Cricoteka

The cradle – a family machine “The Dead Class”, 1975, owned by Cricoteka

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