“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.