Turn Your Toys into Misfits

Who hasn’t looked at their toy chest and shouted, “I expected more from you! More expression, more versatility, more complexity!” A lot of you may not have ― maybe you didn’t think you would get anywhere. But consider it, because this line of disapproval gets results today at Toy Modification 1.0. This introduction by skilled toy manipulator Lily Black (one suspects he may have modified his name as well) demonstrates basic techniques for transforming your old and possibly boring toys. Once you have had your doll make friends, go shopping, get a Mohawk, and have sex with a neighbor, what's left? The visual, not emotional, field is what's left. If you would like inspiration and instruction as to your options, this class is the answer. Black's own work evokes a marriage of collector toys lost in French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet's dystopian environs, particularly City of Lost Children. It’s San Francisco! Reinvent yourself! Stop the useless shouting and allow your toys to evolve.
Sat., Oct. 23, noon, 2010

 
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