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Anonymous Creations on a Small Island

U03-006

Anonymous Creations on a Small Island - Port Island, Kobe / 今井宏-Hiroshi Imai  (U03-006)

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Publisher: うたかた堂 / UTAKATADO Publishing

16.June.2014

First Edition

 

 

 

私はスキャンする、無機質なポートアイランドを。
六甲山と海に挟まれた神戸を南に拡げるために開発された人口島だ。

高度成長期1966年に六甲山の土で埋め立てが始まった。
バブル崩壊、経済の低迷、そして1995年に起る未曾有の大震災という数々の大きな波に晒された未完成のメトロポリス。

最先端科学の研究所、ゴミ清掃工場が無秩序に整然と立ち並ぶ。港湾施設、住宅、会社、大学、中古車市場、医療機関が群れをなしまるで安普請の建築物展示場のようだ。

ゴールの無い静かな増殖は今も続く、小さな島で。

 

 

 

I get a sense of discomfort every time I get back to Japan from a trip abroad.

I feel it from the silent and cold impersonal impression of the abnormally clean streets that seem to cover up something lying underneath.

It seems as though the landscape is immune to the dire influences of chaos and decadence from the slumping economy and chronic recession, aging and low birth rate, severe earthquake and environmental pollution, and changing of community from regional to virtual society that are inherent in modern Japan.

And then I am scanning scenery of a mechanical-sounding PORT ISLAND.

It is the artificial island which was developed to enlarge Kobe sandwiched between Mt. ROKKO and the sea to the south.

Landfill began in 1966 with soil of the Mt. ROKKO for the period of the high growth of economy. The unfinished metropolis which was exposed to the many big waves called a bubble burst, slump of the economy and an unprecedented big earthquake disaster to happen in 1995.

An advanced scientific research institute, garbage incineration plants stand orderly disorderly. The harbor facilities, a house, a company, a university, a used car market, a medical institution form groups and are like building exhibit space totally cheaply built.

In the small island where the quiet increase without the goal still continues.

Hiroshi Imai

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Takeki Sugiyama