GREAT TEACHER 2016
GREAT TEACHER: Were you ever bored by the headmaster’s speeches when you were young? The two members of magma (Jun Sugiyama and Kenichi Miyazawa) say that they used to look desperately for something amusing, just to take the edge off the boredom. The facial expressions and intonations of the speaker, repeated gestures, the farcical impression created by the solemn atmosphere. Using such elements of tension and release as motifs, the duo “hacked” the former headmaster’s office. Inside the darkened room, which students rarely have the chance to enter in their entire time at the school, robot versions of historical figures and portraits emit small sounds and light. This indescribable, eerie funniness must represent to magma the headmaster figure and the headmaster’s office. magma has also transformed the wooden room on the second floor, and speckled artwork in various places in the school’s building. Why not wander around the building, and experience their world full of humor and surprise?