"There can be no understanding between the hand and the brain unless the heart acts as mediator" – Maria, from Fritz Lang’s Metropolis
Fritz Lang’s 1927 silent film classic Metropolis spun an epic narrative within a futurist dystopia. Its bleak vision of the modern city, whose inhabitants are reduced to robotic clones trapped in the monotony of work, is rearticulated in this piece. Beset by the perils of the industrial revolution, humanity must learn to be human again.
Print produced in a limited edition run of 50. Designed and crafted by The Distillery in Darlinghurst, Sydney. Letterpress printed with rubber-based inks, pressed into 300gsm 100% cotton rag with a 1964 Heidelberg KSBA press. Editioned with a certificate of authenticity. Available as a 420x520mm print, or as conservation framed with Tasmanian Oak.