“THE GHOST BUS” : THE OFFICIAL TRAILER / COMIN’ SOON IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD (UK)

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OFFICIAL TRAILER ABOUT “THE GHOST BUS” PROJECT, COMIN’ SOON IN BEESTON, NOTTINGHAM, UK.

BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI  WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP.

Il trailer ufficiale su “The Ghost Bus”, prossimamente a Beeston-Nottingham, Regno Unito. Un progetto di Roberto Alborghetti realizzato con Bartons Plc e Act Group.

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“LES ETOILES TERRESTRES” / THE MAGIC OF CRYSTAL FROM NORTHERN VOSGES (FRANCE)

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Five centuries ago, a few nomadic glass-blowers built a makeshift kiln in a rugged valley of the Northern Vosges. These pioneers were to be the very first in the extraordinary industrial and artistic adventure which continues today. Nestling in adjacent valleys, 3 exceptional sites have undertaken to make their sagas known in the very places in which they came into being…

A unique opportunity to discover the magic of a cultural, natural inheritance preserved by the dedication of men (download the Christmas Program beneath).  

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 LES ETOILES TERRESTRES 2014 / PROGRAMME DE NOEL

IT’S NOT A WORK BY ROTELLA O VILLEGLE’, BUT AN ABSOLUTELY RANDOM BILLBOARD I SAW AND DOCUMENTED IN ROME FOR MY “LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT…

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I think it’s  one of the finest ” lacer / actions ” I captured with my camera in the last few weeks. What you see is not a collage built and created with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but a real and “natural” collage, completely random. It’s  the result of various overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising posters with different contents. I found this “masterpiece” of randomness in the center of Rome, near Piazza della Repubblica. It has been deleted and already covered by other publicity posters .

It was a big billboard, sizes 2 meters x 2. I was lucky enough to catch and store it to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts more than 55,000 images, all completely random, I fixed and collected around the world.

I think that this random work,as well as the thousands I have captured and documented, would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and  Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that the true and genuine art – a sort of evolution of the same street art – consists instead of leaving the torn and decomposed publicity posters on the walls, making a really and natural fine show and transforming our cities in public outdoor “galleries”…

  

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NON E’ UN’OPERA DI ROTELLA O VILLEGLE’, MA UN TABELLONE ASSOLUTAMENTE CASUALE CHE HO VISTO E DOCUMENTATO A ROMA PER IL MIO PROGETTO “LACER/AZIONI” 

E’ una delle più belle “lacer/azioni” che ho catturato, con la mia fotocamera, in queste ultime settimane. Quello che vedete non è un collage costruito e creato con le mie mani, unendo pezzo a pezzo, ma un vero e proprio collage “naturale”, assolutamente casuale, frutto di varie sovrapposizioni – avvenute nell’arco di settimane e di mesi – di manifesti pubblicitari dei più diversi contenuti. Questo “capolavoro” della casualità l’ho scoperto nel centro di Roma, nei pressi di piazza della Repubblica. Prnso che ora sia stato già ricoperto e cancellato da altri manifesti pubblicitari.

Era comunque un grande tabellone, almeno 2 metri x 2. Ho avuto la fortuna di catturarlo e consegnarlo al mio archivio di “Lacer/azioni”, che conta ormai più di 55.000 immagini, tutte assolutamente casuali, fissate e registrate in giro per il mondo.

Penso che quest’opera, tra le migliaia che ho documentato, avrebbe davvero suscitato l’invidia di Mimmo Rotella (o di Jacques Villeglè). Questi artisti lavorano i manifesti pubblicitari strappandoli dai tabelloni. Ma io penso che la vera arte, più genuina, sia invece quella di lasciare i manifesti lacerati sui muri, perché facciano bella mostra di sé e trasformando le nostre città in  pubbliche “gallerie” all’aperto.

SILK COMETS AND SCARVES… THE VIDEOCLIP

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Festive video about the Limited-Edition of a 3 Silk Scarves series. Special and unique design by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/ actions” project about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Textile design created with the collaboration of Bruno Boggia Disegni, Como. Soundtrack:” Christmas on Downing Street” by Steve Fawcett.

http://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-silk-scarves/

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MY NEW BOOK / ICONOGRAPHY OF ALEXANDER, SOLDIER AND MARTYR WHO INSPIRED MANY ARTISTS AND THE ANCIENT KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

 

 

My new book it’s out (only in Italy) published by Velar Spa. It’s dedicated to Alexander and its iconography of martyr and soldier that inspired so many artists and fascinated the same ancient Knights Templar.   

A rich selection of works demonstrates how the arts over the centuries have bestowed a singular and striking homage to Alexander, the patron saint of Bergamo, an enchanting and ancient city near Milan (North of Italy). The artists list includes great names as sculptur Giovanni Ugo da Campione ( XIV century), Vincenzo Foppa (1430-1516 ), Lorenzo Lotto ( 1480-1556 ), Giovanni Battista Moroni (1520 / 24-1578 ), Giacomo Palma il Giovane ( c. 1548-1628 ), Antonio Boselli ( c. 1475 – c. 1530), Enea Salmeggia ( 1550-1626 ), Giovanni Paolo Cavagna (1556-1627 ), Carlo Ceresa ( 1607-1687 ), Francesco Coghetti (1802 -1875 ). These artists told through image an extraordinary story which corresponds to the content of “Passiones” documents and to the imaginative projection of the people as an expression of a simple and genuine faith .

The iconography always presents Alexander with its  military uniform – the armor symbolizes virtues such as courage and strength – and the lilies banner which expresses his role of flag-bearer and leader; lily flower is at the same time synonym for purity,  transparency of mind and appointment, in the biblical sense of the term . The extensive series of frescoes , sculptures , paintings, tables, miniatures, mosaics, stained glass, embroidery, frontals, stucco and silvers illustrates and honors the reputation of Alexander , exalting his courage, the spiritual power of those who – would say St. Paul – fought ” the good fight “, to the ultimate sacrifice, in the name of the faith.

 

Saint Alexander of Bergamo (died c. 298-303) is the patron saint of Bergamo. He may simply have been a Roman soldier who was tortured and killed for not renouncing his Christian faith. As I write in the book, subsequent Christian stories (the so-called “Passiones”) consider him a flag-bearer of the Theban Legion commanded by Saint Maurice.

Prior to the commencement of the Diocletian in 303, both Galerius and Maximian in the West inaugurated, on their own responsibility, a crusade against Christianity and sought particularly to remove all Christians from the armies. St. Alexander was one of the victims of this persecution. He is reputed to have been a survivor of the decimation (the killing of every tenth man) ordered against the Theban Legion. He escaped to Milan.

At Milan, he was recognized and imprisoned, and it was demanded that he renounce his Christian faith. However, he was visited in jail by Saint Fidelis and Bishop Saint Maternus. Fidelis managed to organize Alexander’s escape. Alexander fled to Como but was captured again.

Brought back to Milan, he was once more condemned to death by decapitation, but during the execution the executioner’s arms went stiff. He was imprisoned again, but Alexander once again managed to escape, and ended up in Bergamo after passing through Fara Gera d’Adda and Capriate San Gervasio. At Bergamo, converted many natives, including Firmus and Rusticus, who were later martyred. Alexander was once again captured and was finally decapitated on August 26, (298 or 303) on the spot now occupied by the church of San Alessandro in Colonna. Bergamo Cathedral is dedicated to him and dates from the 4th century, and he is one of the saints in the dedication of the church in Rome for natives of Bergamo.

ROME, LIGHT AND SHADOWS / 16 SCENES FROM A CONTAINER OF USED CLOTHING LOCATED ON VIA NAZIONALE…

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Sixteen random abstract images from Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions project about decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. The pictures were taken from a container of used clothing located on Via Nazionale, in the centre of Rome.

Fellow blogger Lanier Smith ( http://sentsmemory.wordpress.com/) wrote these thoughts about the videoclip: “I love these! Several of them look to my eye like the city reflected in the waters of the Tiber and others put me in the mind of seeing the Aurelian Walls through the trees of the Borghese Gardens”. Thank you Lanier for your beautiful words!

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions, 2014

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions, 2014

PHOTOGALLERY: MY NEW COLLAGE IS SERVED FROM A SPECIAL TABLE (AND IT’S MADE WITH 1.258 PIECES OF WASTE-PAPER)

 

This is my new work for “Lacer/actions” project. It’s a collage made on a table using 1.258 waste-paper pieces of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings. I gathered every single paper pieces along the streets, after the old publicity posters were torn down from the billboards. I titled it : “The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)”. It covers a wood table; sizes: cms 108 x 51. I think images speak better than words… So I created a videoclip I posted on YouTube:

Videoclip: The Symptomatology Of Instability (Waves On Waves)”

 

About “Lacer/Actions” project…

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial signs (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 50.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition.

One of my most recent shows (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last two years I was on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK; all on board from January 2015…