The Dream Life of a Broken Toy

Review by 701 Center for Contemporary Art 701 Whaley St., Columbia – South Carolina

The Dream Life of Broken Toys began with a single persistent memory. Farfán recalls the story of a young boy who showed her an old toy plane he had repaired and referred to as “a powerful sky-flier.” “That day I realized that a broken toy is not necessarily an obstacle to play,” Farfán says. “Rather, it is a possibility for creativity, for imagining new ways of playing. The years have passed swiftly, but still this single memory persists for me. If only it was possible to turn back time and rebuild toys, not only theirs but also my own, then the lives and dreams of many, many toys might be renewed.”

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