This is a very unusual automaton sculpture by Thomas Kuntz circa 1999.The beginning of this video gives a small glimpse of the spiritroom where this figure has lived since it was made . This is a one of- a- kind automaton from the original Spiritroom.This automaton and others were borrowed from Thomas Kuntz and filmed for the movie "Parasomnia".it is an actual brass constucted automaton with its own logic mapped out on solid brass cams which relay the movements through levers wires and pulleys. ..and is NOT a film prop! The numerous and complex parts were hand machined engineered ,sculpted and painted by the artist.
the background music exceprt is from Wendy Carlos' Heaven and Hell