THE VIDEOCLIP: A WASTEBIN AS A PROVOCATIVE ABSTRACT ART INSTALLATION…

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The pictures featured in this videoclip aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works) made by my hands, but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. I saw these scratches on a wastebin in Beeston, Nottingham (UK), the land of Robin Hood. They remind me Chinese Shadows or some abstract artworks… But they’re only scratches on an simple bin. R.A.

The wastebin displaced along a street in Beeston, Nottingham, UK - Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2014

The wastebin displaced along a street in Beeston, Nottingham, UK- Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2014

     

 

CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY #1 / FOUR COLORS, FOUR STATES OF MIND…

 

 

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about  the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). I also love to work on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras through cracks magnifications are discovering impressive textures in what we usually consider waste materials (as you may see in this photogallery). Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images.

More Cracks  in this special gallery…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

 

THEY’RE ON AIR… MY WORKS AS SEEN LIVE ON ITALIAN TELEVISION CHANNEL “SEI LA TV”

SCENES FROM A CHINESE SHADOWS PLAY? NO, THEY’RE JUST MAGNIFICATIONS OF SCRATCHES ON A WASTEBIN IN BEESTON NOTTINGHAM (UK)…  

 

 

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. I saw these scratches on a wastebin during my recent visit in Beeston, Nottingham (UK), the land of Robin Hood. They remind me sceneries from a Chinese Shadows play… R.A.      

 

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Roberto Alborghetti “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. 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, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from the collection of about 50.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

A Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His recent 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, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti 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.

MY PIC SENT TO “EDUCATION INTERNATIONAL PHOTO-ACTION” WAS SELECTED TO BE EXHIBITED IN E.I. WORLD CONGRESS IN OTTAWA, CANADA  

My photo sent to Education International Photo-Action was chosen to be exhibited next year in the seventh E.I. World Congress in Ottawa, Canada! These great news were sent to me by EI Communications team and by General Secretary Fred Van Leeuven who forwarded me a Certificate of Participation. As you remember, Education International has launched its first world-wide Photo-action as part of the campaign “Unite for Quality Education”. Its aim was to show the great scope of teaching and learning conditions that can be found in different countries and regions. The campaign wanted to show the importance of quality education and the diverse situations that are found around the world, bringing to the fore the  learning and teaching community aspect.

Students visiting Colors of an Apocalypse exhibition in Tuscany, Italy

Photo by Roberto Alborghetti – “Arms of the Heart”. Picture from Roberto Alborghetti’s “Colors of an Apocalypse” Show at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century), Piancastagnaio-Siena, Tuscany, Italy.

I participated to this campaign with “Arms of the Heart” picture. It shows students visiting my “Colors of an Apocalypse” exhibition at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Siena country, Tuscany (Italy). I think in this picture we may catch some interesting elements about the “sense of learning today”. As you can see, there is a student who observes, another guy seems to watch in another direction. I focused my attention (and my camera) on the third one, at the centre of the scene. This guy – perhaps with an unconventional gesture – wants to know, wants to touch and wants to find out about the art work on the wall… I think today’s world needs this kind of action: to put young people in the right situations to know and understand. As the photo shows, learning means not being afraid to throw up our arms and feel that life is everywhere and in everything…

Education International selected the photographs that best depicted the elements described above with the aim to organize an exhibition during the next EI World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. The Photo-action ended with a raffle and the award of 3 iPad minis to 3 lucky participants. The iPad winners, as announced on Education International Facebook, are from Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ghana. All three were selected in a raffle as was stated in the terms and conditions of the contest.

I thank EI for this great opportunity. And my gratitude goes to all people who supported me in this important initiative, above all Marysia Zipser, Founder  of UK based ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), voluntary community organization in Beeston, Nottingham, and Rajendra Nhisutu, Chairman of Mt. Everest Tower Organization, an entirely volunteer based multi-denominational, non-governmental, non-profit association. As you remember, my participation to Photo-action supported his appeal to provide school supplies for 65 Orphans and Destitute Children of Western Nepal who are missing school because they cannot manage the necessary funding required.

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THE OFFICIAL COMMUNICATION:

This is the official communication I received yesterday (October 13) from Education International: “Thank you for your fantastic contributions to the EI photo action on Facebook. We received many pictures from all over the world, which clearly show the diversity of the teaching profession and the commitment of teachers and support staff in their daily work. The iPad winners, as announced on Ecucation International Facebook are from Russia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Ghana. All three were selected in a raffle as was stated in the terms and conditions of the contest. For your kind contribution, and for having taken the time to post your pictures with a description, we are attaching a certificate of participation. Finally, we would be very thankful if you could resend your pictures in high resolution in a reply to this email so that we can exhibit them next year during our seventh World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. Thank you very much again and stay tuned on Facebook for more news. Kind regards. The EI communications team”

TOMORROW I’M ON TV AT “SEI LA TV” ITALIAN CHANNEL… I’LL BE INTERVIEWED ABOUT MY “LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT.

Tomorrow Monday, October 13, from 5 to 7pm (in Italy), I’ll participate to the Tv program ” Hello People”, conducted by journalist Riccardo Catani, live on Seilatv (Italian channel). I will be interviewed about my latest books (” Francis” and “When the day was an arrow “, which investigate life and school years of Pope Francis) and on the development of my art project, “Lacer / actions”, about international research on torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens (they will show pics and videos). Web broadcasting at : http://www.seilatv.tv

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