Kazuhiro Sasaki

Kazuhiro Sasaki ⁄ 佐々木一弘

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While working as a civil engineer, I also work as a photographer. In the wake of the disaster caused by heavy rain in the Kanto region in 2015, I decided to make structures such as dams the subject of the project. Dams support our lives by controlling water, make our lives functional and comfortable, but they open up naturally. I think deeply what we can do to coexist with nature and what I should do to maintain a high convenient life without destroying nature.
私は土木技術者であり、写真家として活動しています。2015年の関東地方が大雨による災害が発生したことをきっかけに私は、ダムなどの治水構造物をプロジェクトの主題にすることにしました。ダムは水を制御することで私たちの生活を支え、私たちの生活を機能的で快適なものにしますが、自然切り開いてしまう。それらが自然と共生するために私に何ができるのか、自然を壊さずに便利な生活を維持するために何をすべきかを深く考え作品作りをしています。

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One day, I visited a flood-control dam and I was overwhelmed by that gigantic construction. Since then, I have been fascinated by its beautiful, formative design. Sadly, building dams leads to the destruction of nature and changes things as they are.
Natural disasters such as storms and heavy rains occur every year, and they occur more frequently than in the past. I wonder if we lack the ability to deal with those disasters. Disasters are the Earth’s refusal responses and warnings against what we have done to nature. Even so, we must live together with the changing nature. Only building construction isn’t enough to resist the threat of disasters.
Even though coexisting with structures is necessary to face the natural disasters. In the future, I will focus on how those beautiful human-made structures coexist with us.

私は、治水施設であるダムのその大きさと造形に魅了されていた。だが、治水施設は自然を切り開き造るためそれを変化させてしまう。
風水害の自然災害の勢いは増し、それはまるで、地球が我々人類に対して拒絶反応を起こしているようだ。だが、我々は変化する自然に対応する必要がある。
それらの構造物と我々は、共存してこの状況に立ち向かっていくことが必要だと思う。私は、目的遂行の為に造られた機能美を持った構造物が今後どのよう我々と共存していくのかを見詰めていきたい。

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I am fascinated by the huge structures with functional beauty created to control the water. They open up and create nature and change it. We cannot live without the structure. We need to confront the changing global environment with structures and coexist. I want to stare at it.
治水の為に造られた機能美を持った巨大な構造物に私は、魅了されている。それらは自然を切り開き造るためそれを変化させてしまう。我々はその構造物がなけれは生活が成り立たない。変化する地球環境に構造物ともに我々は立ち向かい共存していく必要がある。私はそれを見つめていきたい。
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Sustainable Development
There arisen disasters by heavy rain and earthquakes every year in Japan. Just now, Dams capable of standing against unanticipated disasters are demanded. Damages due to the disasters are tragic. At that time, however, the technical experts start to move in order to create further advanced technologies from there. The harder the damage, the greater the technology by Japanese engineers. I hope Dams and banks will be continuously protected in this way.
日本では毎年大雨や地震による災害が発生している。 今、予期せぬ災害に耐えられるダムが求められている。 災害による被害は悲劇的です。しかし、その時に技術者はそこからさらに高度な技術を生み出すために動き始めます。ダメージが大きければ大きいほど、日本のエンジニアは新たな技術で立ち向かっていきます。ダムなどの治水構造物が継続的に保護されることを私は願っています。
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