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.

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…

COLORS OF EARTH AND SKY… LIMITED-EDITION SILK SCARVES: DESIGN FROM DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

From torn and decomposed publicity posters to silk scarves design… After to be transferred on canvases and lithographic prints, Roberto Alborghetti artworks were chosen to create a series of three textile designs thanks to the collaboration of Bruno Boggia Studio (Como, Italy) who worked with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci,  Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine,  Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana…).

The design is unique: it reproduces details, colors and shapes of images concerning ripped and decomposed paper on oudoor advertisings (Lacer/actions project). Images about ripped  and disfigured posters, left to decompose on walls or billboards, are now on soft silk scarves – pure “crepe de chine” – ready to be worn, as you may see in this photogallery dedicated to one of the three subjects (“Shared moods”).

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

 Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – Three Images Series. Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy). “Shared Moods”, Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

For infos and acquisitions:

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SLIPPIN’ INTO “LACER/ACTIONS” / THE CANVASES VIDEO-PORTFOLIO (SOUNDTRACK: “CANON” BY J.PACHELBEL)

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Soundtrack: “Pachabelly”, inspired by “Canon in D Major” (by Johann Pachelbel)

 

The pictures featured in this video 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… They are works made by Roberto Alborghetti and they are part of “LaceR/Actions” a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. 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 video showing some works (canvases) 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.

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Roberto Alborghetti – BURNIN’ IN THE RED FIRE OF MY THOUGHTS, 2010, CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA, 62X42

 

MY ART SUPPORTING CAMPAIGN AGAINST OIL DRILLING IN THE CANARY ISLANDS AND FOR CREATING A DOLPHINS AND WHALES SANCTUARY    

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CLIP SOS StopOilSpill / YOUTUBE

In early October, oil and gas company Repsol will begin exploratory drilling in the Canary Islands in an attempt to bolster the Spanish economy. Environmentalists and locals in Spain are calling foul on this practice, as the drilling could devastate not only the tourism economy, but also the rich population of whales and dolphins who call this place their home. Tell the Spanish government to stop this oil prospecting and instead create a sanctuary to protect these wild and majestic creatures.

The waters off of the islands of Lanzarote and Fuerteventura are jeopardized by oil drilling. One-third of the world’s cetacean species call this place home, and the possibility of an oil spill, loud noises, and contamination could devastate all species. A vast majority of Spanish citizens oppose oil drilling, stating their love for the environment and wildlife, and expressing concern toward tourism. In 2011, several whales in the region were found dead from noise pollution and other factors. These deaths inspired the environmental minister to pitch the idea of making the waters a protected sanctuary—an idea that has rallied many citizens.

Unfortunately, Spain’s own Supreme Court threw out many challenges, as the country is eager to jump-start its economy. Spain relies heavily on tourists to drive the economy, and while many citizens understand this, the government doesn’t seem to. Respol is trying to calm citizens, stating that it is only looking for oil in the area. If oil is found, Respol claims it will openly discuss what is to be done with concerned citizens and government officials.

Respol is only concerned with profits, but many citizens are concerned for their economy and the lives of whales. While the company can claim that it is merely looking for oil, it will no doubt pursue drilling if oil is found. Respol does not care for the whales and dolphins in the area, and it seems like the government doesn’t either. Urge the Prime Minister of Spain to stop oil prospecting, and instead create a sanctuary for whales and dolphins.

I been in the beautiful and wild Fuerteventura. Local people and associations have raised protests. Greenpeace told that the planned oil spill – located in deep waters, at 3000 meters – would required 500 boats to act immediately in order to contain it. Fuerteventura doesn’t have the structure to be able to defend itself immediately against such a disaster…   

Natalia Evora, Environment and Trasports Councillor in Fuerteventura, said to “Fuerteventura Magazine Hoy” : “First of all we must remember that in 21st Century we must speak of energies that do not pollute and we therefore think oil has become an obsolete industry… We must take into account the great damage and risks that this would create in our marine element, for biodiversity and for tourism…The Islands that are Biosphere Reserves, such as Fuerteventura, are creating another energy model and not one that is already being eliminated in many countries because of the problems it has created… An oil spill would immediately close the desalination plants that provide the water we consume”.

 

SIGN THE PETITION…

Dear Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy,

I urge you to stop oil prospecting in Lanzarote and Fuerteventura. These waters are home to one-third of the world’s whales and dolphins, and if oil prospecting were to occur here, it would endanger their lives. Furthermore, oil drilling would hurt your nation’s economy, as it is mainly driven by tourism. If the whales and dolphins were to die because of the noise pollution and oil spills, it would no doubt cause severe harm for your nation’s economy.

Many of your citizens are against oil prospecting, and it baffles me that your Supreme Court would even consider backing this endeavor. While I understand that your economy is struggling, it does not give your government the right to harm living creatures. Consider the harm you will be doing not only to your whales and dolphins, but to the environment and your people if you pursue oil drilling.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

http://forcechange.com/130227/protect-whales-from-oil-prospecting/

 

“WHITE EYELET CURTAINS” : MARIE DEERHEART POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORK – # 6

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ABOUT MARIE  DEERHEART

www.healingminds.wordpress.com

Marie DeerHeart (USA) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Marie, known to blog readers as ~Meredith, writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Marie’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating grant-based movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students.  When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Marie redirected her artistry and returned to school, studying architecture and art history (University of Minnesota).  Her most recent works offer imaginative perspectives on daily life and nature.

 

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Roberto Alborghetti Artslant Portfolio

Roberto Alborghetti (Milan area, Italy) is journalist, author and visual artist. His “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. He has been collected so far about 50.000 images then transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk) or re-built on collages and scanned in videoclips, giving new expressions to matter decomposition.

His “Colors of an Apocalypse” Show took place for 100 days in the XIII Century Aldobrandesca Fortress in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His most recent projects are:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip and installations inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (which involved autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti artworks 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.

THE VIDEOCLIP: UNDER THE SKY OF ROME / RANDOM AND ABSTRACT IMAGES FROM “THE ETERNAL CITY”…

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Twelve random and abstract images by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” project. They were taken in Rome along streets and in public areas. These pictures aren’t paintings, but realistic and natural images of cracks, scratches and torn and decomposed publicity posters.

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions, Rome, 2014 (4)

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. 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 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: 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) 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.