In this work, the great wave of Hokusaï should be understood for its symbolic meaning, calling for an almighty nature that no one can stop and to an absolute sense of ephemerality. At D0, the city and its inhabitants are in a state of unstable balance, between the strength of the wave and the urban grid. At D+, they tend to disappear in favor of the wave. Conservatism takes over on the ability to adapt. When spirituality becomes dogmatic, it is difficult to find the appropriate conditions for a resilient state of mind. More to read here.
Shooting places: Tokyo & Kyoto, Japan
(*) Showcased during the Art of Resilience exhibition, World Bank, Washington, 2019