“Tell me what color the air is…” (F. Dostoevskj)


Lithograph, image size: 35×25; paper size: 70×50





CESENATICO (Adriatic Riviera, Italy) is a nice and historical resort city on the Riviera Adriatica. Here, the old fish market, still active, is within walking distance from the modern wholesale market. Here, the old sailing ships stand side by side with modern fishing boats. You may find them on the beautiful and ancient harbor designed by the genius of the great Leonardo Da Vinci.

The so called Porto Canale ( Port Channel) is the main axis of the old town. On the docks still takes place social life and it’s one of the visitors favorite sites. The Port, however, is also the main historical monument of the city, which follows the lines drawn by Leonardo da Vinci (1502). Along the harbor, you may visit the Maritime Museum and the Moretti House.

On the Channel, there is a floating section of the Museum. Here incredible under sails old boats are on permanent show. Every boat exhibits different designs. It’s a spectacular scenary, to be seen also during the night time. In Piazza Pisacane you admire the monument dedicated to Giuseppe Garibaldi (who stayed in Cesenatico, with his wife Anita). In the large square Ciceruacchio there ‘re still on the ground the traces of an ancient tower that once guarded the port from the pirates attacks. Nearer the sea, close to the lighthouse, the massive doors now are defending the town from seastorms: it’s a modern technology project reproduced on the example of Leonardo ‘s intuitions.

The picturesque Piazzetta delle Conserve, located in the heart of the city, owes its name to the buildings excavated in the ground – preserves – where was placed the fish mashed up with snow and ice. That it was an intelligent solution to preserve fish for a long time, before the invention of refrigerators.

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A Cesenatico le testimonianze storiche e della tradizione marinaresca vivono intrecciate con la realtà di una moderna località turistica. Le antiche imbarcazioni a vela sono ormeggiate fianco a fianco con i moderni motopescherecci, che ritmano ancora con le loro uscite i tempi del Porto Canale disegnato da Leonardo, e la vecchia Pescheria, ancora attiva, è a pochi passi dal moderno Mercato all’ingrosso del pesce.
Il Porto Canale Leonardesco è l’asse principale del centro storico di Cesenatico, sulle cui banchine si svolge ancora la vita sociale e la passeggiata di cittadini e turisti. Il Porto tuttavia è anche il principale monumento storico della città, che ricalca le linee disegnate da Leonardo da Vinci, chiamato nel 1502 a suggerire interventi migliorativi all’approdo preesistente.

Lungo il porto, oltre a Museo della Marineria, Antiquarium, Casa Moretti, si trova la piazza Pisacane con il monumento a Giuseppe Garibaldi e la sua solenne iscrizione, la vecchia Pescheria, e poi l’ampia piazza Ciceruacchio, dove è tracciato ancora il perimetro dell’antica Torre Pretoria che un tempo difendeva il porto dalle fuste dei pirati barbareschi. Più vicino al mare, nei pressi del faro, le imponenti porte vinciane difendono oggi il centro abitato dalle mareggiate: una realizzazione di moderna tecnologia condotta sull’esempio dei progetti leonardeschi.

La suggestiva Piazzetta delle Conserve, situata nel cuore del centro storico, deve il suo nome alle costruzioni scavate nel terreno – le conserve – dove il pesce, disposto a strati alternati a neve e ghiaccio pressato raccolto durante l’inverno, poteva conservarsi per lungo tempo ben prima dell’invenzione dei frigoriferi. Quattro di questi antichi manufatti, che sorgevano numerosi nel quartiere detto “il Monte” per la sua pozione rialzata, sono stati restaurati e sono ora ben visibili insieme alla parte superiore di un’altra conserva ancora interrata.




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Four blue colored images merge into the meditative sound of the Usa composer and producer. A videoclip “for the contemplative eye and ear”.


The meditative music created by Joshua Sellers – composer and producer – meets “Lacer/Actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti in a videoclip titled “Linger”. Made by Earscapes, the video presents a Joshua Sellers soundtrack accompanied by four images comin’ from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti (pics of torn posters and papers “captured” on cities walls). The pics – their titles are: “A quiet summer afternoon”, “A teardrop on your face”, “A wave on a shore” and “My dreams in a lonely night” – have the blue as a prevailing color. They suggested to Joshua Sellers to produce a clip “for the contemplative eye and ear”.

Joshua Sellers and Roberto Alborghetti are very glad about this collaboration borned and created in distance thanks to the web: Joshua lives in Arkansas (Usa) and Roberto overseas, in Italy (Europe). The meditative and slowly electronic sound of Joshua Sellers merge into the “Lacer/Actions” images that Roberto Alborghetti takes from ads billboards all around the world. A beautiful experience of sounds and colors (lenght: 9 minutes and 44 seconds). Josua Sellers said about it: “I do think that art and music can be a way of creating a meditative space, to slow down. It’s something I am naturally drawn towards I think.“


Joshua Sellers ( www.earscapes.com ) has attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe studying music composition. Over the years, Joshua has worked as a performer, songwriter, producer, engineer, DJ and musical collaborator in classical, rock, folk, jazz, avant-garde, electronica and ambient music. As a member of the pop-rock duo Joker, Joshua released the album Homecoming in 2009.

In addition to musical projects, Joshua Sellers has been given an arts grant by the state of Louisiana for a poetry reading at the Masur Museum of Art (1996). Joshua has also been a co-editor of Hart Beats, a journal of philosophy and spirituality published in Monroe (1996-1998).
Joshua has long been fascinated with the sound textures. As a child, he would play with tape recorders, altering the tape speed or running the tape in reverse. Joshua Sellers: “I discovered that you could use a recording device not simply to document sound, but to create unique sounds never heard before.”

Reviving his interest in these childhood experiments, Joshua first began recording ambient music under the pseudonym Murmur in 2003. Rather than rely on the latest state-of-the-art synthesisers, Joshua uses found sounds, toy keyboards, electric guitars and shakuhachi as sound sources.
Joshua Sellers: “In music, we place traditional musical elements like rhythm, melody and harmony in the foreground and so we tend to not notice the actual texture as much. In my music, that’s a perception I want to reverse.”
In 2010, Joshua Sellers completed his first full-length album of ambient music, Amniosis. A new EP, State of Flux, is due to be released later in 2011, followed by a large-scale work, Elemental. Joshua Sellers: “I like to think of my pieces as enigmatic abstract icons, each providing a quiet meditative space and luminous presence of its own.”
Joshua Sellers currently lives in West Memphis, Arkansas, with future plans to emigrate to New Zealand.



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Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders”: it’s a new book by Dr. Srini Pillay, who provides evidence-based research on the importance of “trusting your gut”.

Intuition—a “preemptive sense that something is happening” –occurs because our brains make up their minds with early subtle information, says Srini Pillay, M.D. In other words our brains, at a subliminal level, are capable of recognizing patterns , accurately evaluating situations and coming up with a plan.” Many leaders are highly intuitive, says Dr. Pillay, but too often struggle with how much to trust their gut reactions, and in that struggle lose something extremely valuable, both personally and professionally.  Brain science can help us understand why to harness intuition and how to do this more effectively.

Dr. Pillay’s insights are well worth paying serious attention to. A highly respected psychiatrist (Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School) and Invited Faculty at Harvard Business School, he is also a neuroscientist with 17 years of brain imaging research at Harvard as well as a successful business owner and executive coach (
www.neurobusinessgroup.com). Having closely studied the role of intuition, Dr. Pillay provides evidence-based research on the importance of “trusting your gut” in business and devotes an entire chapter to this in his new book, Your Brain and Business: The Neuroscience of Great Leaders (FT Press, 2011).
In the book, which is now being used as a basis for leadership development in several companies, Dr. Pillay tells the story of a client he once coached who did trust her intuition even though all factors pointed her in a different direction.  She interviewed for a senior management position with a significant pay raise, more flexibility, and more responsibility,  The Fortune 500 company wanted to hire her.  But as she walked around meeting people she detected fear and threat from the employees. With no rational reasons, just the “discomfort” she felt, she turned down the offer.  A few months later, the company had suffered a collapse that led to a significant restructuring that would have left her without a job.  As Dr. Pillay concluded, “It was fortunate she was listening to these signals from within. I think this is an excellent cautionary tale for anyone to consider.”  
Dr. Pillay is also the author of Life Unlocked: 7 Revolutionary Lessons to Overcome Fear (Rodale, 2010), which won the Books for a Better Life Award for Best Motivational Book for 2010 award, and in which he offers perspectives on empathy, remorse and the brain.  That book, also voted one of the top five health books for 2010 by Men’s Journal, will be out in paperback this August 30.




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Mina Cappussi – journalist, writer, editor in chief of the international daily magazine “A World of Italians” and professor at “La Sapienza” Roma 3 University – wrote this article about Roberto Alborghetti’s “Lacer/Actions” artworks:

Roberto Alborghetti choose to silence words and to let the images tell. LaceR/Actions are really unusual images, so far away from common visions. They are not manipulated images, they are natural images.

Alborghetti “spies” advertisings, and all what is ripped, sticked and lacerated paper, mixin’up styles, colors, explicit or subliminal messages. Alborghetti proceeds his research in an ingenious way, re-reading images and messages in the light of superimposition, like a photoshot with a long time exposure, lettin’ flow emotions, sensations, events that contaminate the original scene. And so, the contamination becomes art, and we have the way to discover new points of view and observation, settin’ free one mind of prejudices and conventional thoughts.

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s laceR/Actions are movement and action that born from breaking rules and plans, they are pure art enclosed inside paper fragments, layed down as a fecund seed on the world walls.

By Mina Cappussi


Elizabeth Cygan brings to life a pair of adventurous cats to help expand children’s vocabulary in “A Tale of Two Tails: The Adventures of Ben and Bel”

Two playfully mischievous Siamese cats, Ben and Bel, are on a mission to teach children some new words in “A Tale of Two Tails: The Adventures of Ben and Bel” (ISBN 1439273936). As literacy rates continue to plummet in the United States, Elizabeth Cygan aims to further educate school-aged children.
Elizabeth Cygan has undergraduate degrees in English, history and education, and graduate degrees in history, business and psychology. She has worked as a special-needs teacher and counselor in elementary schools, and writes a column in “The Sudbury Town Crier.” Cygan is married with two sons and two grandchildren.

With each chapter, Ben and Bel find themselves encountering a different crazy adventure, and Cygan hopes readers will learn throughout the journey. Whether the cats deal with a catapult or a giant catastrophe, Cygan aims for the funny felines to help readers expand their vocabulary.

Intended for readers to get more than a vocabulary lesson, “A Tale of Two Tails” also aims to provide history lessons behind Siamese cats and Old Siam, where they originated. Ben and Bel soon begin to run the house, creating all kinds of lovable trouble.
“Since I have tested and advocated for special-needs students, I’ve seen the kind of material that works for children,” says Cygan. “Right now, there’s a surplus of books that have high interest, but with low vocabulary. This book will engage them and also supply them with a wider range of words to use daily.”
Besides her two cats at home, Cygan cites the 16 countries ahead of the United States in educational achievement as her inspiration behind “A Tale of Two Tails.” The author points to studies reflecting that many students and adults find difficulty in reading simple books and newspaper articles. Cygan hopes to offer readers an educational yet entertaining tale with Ben and Bel, but also seeks to provide a tool that will help work toward the reversal of the country’s illiteracy rate.

“A Tale of Two Tails: The Adventures of Ben and Bel” is available for sale online at Amazon.com and other channels.



 My Lacer/actions artworks also transformed in textiles designs.

The dirty and torn papers of the advertisings posted on the walls of our cities have now become silk scarves too! After to be already transferred on canvas, lithographies and videoclips, my “Lacer/actions” artworks were transformed in silk textiles thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia Studio (Como, Italy) who for over sixty years has been working 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…).

Bruno Boggia, with the invaluable assistance of his daughter Lucia, and with the support of his staff, helped me in the selection of artworks to be converted into silk scarves. And so, within a few days, the challenge reached the finish line. The images of that dirty and ripped paper have changed now in the elegance, delicacy and sheen of silk scarves.

The photographs of a couple of scarves, reproduced in this page, they are going to demonstrate it. Images about ripped and dirty advertisings, left to decompose on the walls or billboards, are now soft silk scarves, ready to be worn.

By Roberto Alborghetti





La carta – sporca, strappata, lacerata ed usurata – della pubblicità affissa sui muri delle nostre città è ora diventata anche sciarpe di seta. Dopo essere diventati tele e litografie, e pure videoclips, i miei artworks “Lacer/azioni” si sono trasformati anche in tessuto di seta grazie alla collaborazione dello Studio Bruno Boggia Disegni (www.boggiadisegni.it) che da oltre sessant’anni lavora con i tessuti ed i più famosi stilisti del mondo (qualche nome: Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, l’emergente newyorkese Rolando Santana…)

Bruno Boggia, con la preziosa assistenza della figlia Lucia e con il supporto delle sue collaboratrici, mi ha aiutato nella scelta di alcuni artworks da trasformare in sciarpe di seta, confezionate con tutti i crismi del caso. E così, nel giro di pochi giorni, l’impresa è giunta al traguardo. La carta-trash è ora l’eleganza, la delicatezza e la lucentezza di sciarpe di seta.

Le fotografie di un paio di sciarpe, che qui sono riprodotte insieme ad un videoclip, lo stanno a dimostrare. Immagini che in origine erano sporche carte strappate, lasciate decomporre sui muri o sui pannelli della pubblicità, sono ora diventate morbide sciarpe di seta, pronte da essere indossate.

Roberto Alborghetti








 “Let’s wake up! It’s the best thing to do” is the title of my LaceR/Actions artwork showed above. In this canvas we may see some details and particulars of a lacerated paper after the rain. I like the movement of the colors and the balance between the spaces…

Medium: Canvas, 42×62, Unique original copy.

Image location: Milan , Italy 2010.

 “LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 24.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles, or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn advertisings give new life to paper lacerations. I think that in the lacerated advertisings is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital. Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests.