Motivations and talents are the most difficult variables to be juggled upon by Studio Masters and these has led to the syndrome that Studio Master almost dictate what, how, why, when and who should be presented in the crit sessions and all these were just shows properly executed by the end of the semester so that everyone including the school has a story to tell for the satisfaction of the person who pays and the institute which delivers. By the end, who is to care about if the kids are spoon fed and could not stand on their own feet like a zombie?
In this programme it has been noted that the interplay of group works coupled with individual efforts brought about the result that the talented will be motivating and helping the non-talented to achieve a common goal. By the end it is not a zero-sum game that the kids are playing but a mutual win-win situation, so much so that the master only act as the ‘provocateur’ and the kids are self motivated, stimulated and lastly, intoxicated by the demand of the programme itself that the studio is similar to Seven-Eleven ® operating hours for one will not know what to do without working, sleeping and eating in the studio and absenteeism is of the minimal. On both counts of simulating the real life experience of working with EQ rather then IQ has been pre-dominant that the power of Synergy is derived from mutual understanding, cohesiveness and consensus rather then ego-centric, defensive and individualistic as portray about in many of the real life projects and to a certain degree the Late Modernist Movement of ICON-ography. The standards are set forth by the groups themselves with minimal intervention from the Studio Masters. Therefore, the work of the masters are limited to only tearing apart the kid’s misconception as the saying goes ‘if its aren’t broken its not worth mending…’, only then the process of mending takes place with opening the door and the kids walk the path. So, the studio centralized on just not talk the talk but walk the talk. Not surprisingly in the heat of the last installation of the Lucas’s Star Wars ® Trilogy, the masters are known as the localized Siths®, Vadeh & Dukus.
In this light, presenting to you the groups of Kids as the experimenting proto-types.