CROSSxTOYS is a set consisting of 20 elements. Each of the interactive elements, through the use of different materials symbolizes a normative feature or a stereotype associated with female or male gender. The first task we face while using CROSSxTOYS is to build a conventional image of a woman and a man. Chosing soft, brittle, warm, firm or clean elements, we shape a woman. Choosing cold, rough, sharp, hard and scratched elements – a man.
The final stage of using the set is to build your own image. We make this step using the elements previously assigned by us or society as being associated with a woman or a man.
This moment is the most important because it gives a proof of how much we are limited by socialization – none of us carries features which are either one hundred percent female or male.