Peter Pan where are You? - The Toys that won't Play
The transition from the supposed infantile innocence to adulthood is usually matching to the education received by the guardians. The “zymosis” of the children from parents, teachers, friends and relatives, infuses the elements of a behavior which often imprints to their most close companion, their toys. This behavior is transferred sometimes to the adult life, as a continuity of our childhood experiences and guidance of social manners.
In this project, through the eyes of an adult, pictures are intertwined with wears that are “created” by time, negligence and false use. Wears that function as a reflection of the deviation of infantile sentiments, in a contradistinction of how we as adults imagine childhood could or has to be.
According to the above reasoning, the toys in the pictures of this collection are in a role of equation with the social reality, exposing -as sentimental communicating vessels- the inner worlds of a Doll-Child-Adult.
“If there is a species which is more maltreated than children, then it must be their toys, which they handle in an incredibly off-hand manner. Toys are thus the end point in that long chain in which all the conditions of despotic high-handedness are in play which enchain beings one to another: cruel divinities to their sacrificial victims, from masters to slaves, from adults to children, and from children to their objects.” Jean Baudrillard