Kropserkel Inc. (Canada) & WSM Art Management (Germany) announce the official reincarnation of the most iconic symbol of
science fiction in the history of film, the female robot 'Maschinenmensch' aka 'Maria', 'False Maria', 'Futura', and 'Hel'.
Since its formation in 1997 Kropserkel’s conceptual designs have been in demand worldwide by Film, Television, and Music Video Productions, Replica Prop Prototypes, Print Media Pieces, Displays, and Privately Commissioned pieces.
It was Kropserkel’s quality workmanship and stellar reputation that caught the attention of Bertina Schulze-Mittendorff (daughter of Walter Schulze-Mittendorff -WSM Art), the original creator and sculptor of the Metropolis Robot. Kropserkel Inc. has partnered with WSM Art, and solely represents the management of the Metropolis properties that were licensed independently of the film by the estate of Schulze-Mittendorff.
The Metropolis Robot, originally designed and fabricated in Berlin by master sculptor,
Walter Schulze-Mittendorff in 1925-26 for Fritz Lang's highly
influencial, science fiction epic silent film "Metropolis" (1927), the Maschinenmensch figure, created in the period of the expressionist movement, has become synonymous with the art deco style, and continues to be an inspiration
to all who dream and design our future.
This site shall chronicle the recreation of the figure, cover it's
public appearances the world over, and most importantly, reveal the deeper
meaning of the Maschinenmensch as it applied to
audiences then, and how we are in service to it now.
Made in 1927, and projecting 100 years into the future, only 15 years from now, we are the subject generation of their vision in Metropolis.
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