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.

IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD VISITING CREATIVE CORNERS AND THE IMPRESSIVE VINTAGE BUSES AND CARS AT BARTONS PLC INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

© Photos: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

© Photos: MARYSIA  ZIPSER

I spent a really nice day in the “Land of Robin Hood”, meeting wonderful people, local artists and discovering the impressive Bartons International venue. Fellow blogger Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) in Beeston, Nottingham, planned for me an intensive program.  I knew Marysia through LinkedIn network. Her  ACT  group is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/; Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

During my visit, I met Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, artist Pam Miller, author and  couch Shakti Shira Bassi (Heart leadership, Founder of Yoga & Shakti), David Humphreys (proprietor of “Created By Hand”, quality gifts by talented crafyters) and Mish Mash gallery, another  creative space for contemporary art, ceramics, retro and vintage pieces (you may buy there the original Robin Hood mugs..).

At Chilwell’s Creative Corner I had the way to tell my personal experience as author.  I talked about my new books “Francesco” and “Quando  il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis. I’ve presented presented “Lacer/actions” art project about my research on torn and decomposed publicity posters and natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial tokens.   

My visit continued to the spectacular Bartons Plc international venue ( Barton House, 61 High Road, Chilwell, Nottingham) and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton. In the garage buildings – where the “Carnival of Monsters”  contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival – I saw very interesting vintage buses and cars. Simon kindly told me the story about one of the oldest buses displayed there: the so called “Ghost Bus”. I was really fascinated by this authentic piece of story of the public transport in the land of Robin Hood… Some ideas and projects surely will come for my “Lacer/actions” artworks. But this is a next story…      

 

http://www.carnivalofmonsters.co.uk/

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

http://www.timpollard.com/

http://siastraining.webplus.net/

http://attikfind.com/

https://www.facebook.com/178highroad

 

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HERE A PRESS RELEASE Issued 10th OCTOBER  2014

 

ROBIN HOOD & ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI AIM THEIR ARROWS AT

CHILWELL’S CREATIVE CORNER AND BARTONS INTERNATIONAL VENUE

 

Nottingham’s Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, and Italy’s Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated journalist, author and visual artist, came together this Tuesday to promote Beeston and Chilwell. They met at Chilwell’s Creative Corner together with Marysia Zipser, Founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism), Beeston, Nottingham.  ACT is a voluntary community organisation promoting Art-Culture-Tourism in Beeston and surrounds inwards and outwards worldwide http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/   Marysia is an International Events Manager and Arts/Heritage Tourism promoter who lives at Beeston Rylands.

Roberto was visiting Chilwell High Road for half a day to promote new book “Quando il giorno era una freccia” (When the day was an arrow), which investigates the school years and the cultural background of Pope Francis.  He works very closely in Education with schools and students throughout Italy on art & cultural interdisciplinary projects.  Roberto is ACT Group Int’l member and promotes Beeston and ACT’s educational mission worldwide.

Chilwell Creative Corner comprises Mish Mash Gallery, Fusions Cafe and meeting place, and shops Created by Hand and Attik. They then went over the road to Bartons plc international venue and home to vintage buses and cars owned and managed by Simon Barton.  This weekend’s Carnival of Monsters contemporary art festival was being prepared, opening this Saturday night 11th October (until 25th) to co-incide with Beeston’s Oxjam music festival.

CRACKS CHROMOTHERAPY #1 / BLACK, RED, YELLOW AND GREEN… (VIDEOCLIP)

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about  the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outdoor  advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). I love also to document crevices and chaps on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I invite you to enter 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 discovered, in cracks magnifications, stunning textures ( and all this is what we usually consider waste materials…).  My Cracks are not paintings, but realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this video.

More Cracks  in this special gallery… 

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com 

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CRACKS, LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, CRACKS, LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

12 CM SQUARE FROM MY FORTHCOMING WORK…

12 CM SQUARE FROM THE FORTHCOMING WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

12 CM SQUARE FROM THE FORTHCOMING WORK BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI