SIGNS FROM NOWHERE: WELCOME TO CITIES OF GHOSTS…

 

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Some years ago someone told me that my “Lacer/actions” artworks – images of torn poster and urban signs – are a sort of evolutional forms by which some unidentified and indefinite entities try to communicate with us… At first I smiled hearing this comment.

Now – after having “captured” strange and unusual images in thousands – I’m not so worried thinking about the idea that those abstruse and abstract signs taken from cities walls could be some intriguing dimension of perception (or a new form of communication from Nowhere…)

So, let ‘s have a look (without prejudices or mental barriers) to this slideshow… They are realistic images, not manipulated or digitally enhanced. I captured them on the cities walls around the world. And welcome to my Cities of Signs: Cities of Ghosts, Cities of Lacer/actions…

P.S. During this week I’ll be on travel through Holland and Italy. So I take a break in bloggin’, but not in capturing… ghosts traces on the cities walls.

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

   

 

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REMOVING THE BARRIERS FOR SPEED

 

By Michelle LaBrosse, PMP®, Chief Cheetah and Founder of Cheetah Learning, and Kristen LaBrosse, CAPM® , Co-Author

As we cruise through our career path, it can be tempting to fall into comfortable patterns and turn autopilot on as we coast from project to project. But as the world changes and projects become more complex, it is imperative to remain in the drivers seat to ensure that we are constantly removing road blocks that make our project teams falter and pause. Follow the below tips to ensure that you and your project team are moving along at Cheetah Speed.

Create Limits with Your Space and Time. Have you ever sat at your desk thinking about what you needed to do, but kept putting off the tasks at hand in favor of procrastinating? Sometimes when we are sitting in our work area we trick ourselves into thinking that we are being productive. This is because we are so close to actually being productive in our work space – we have the desk prepared, the computer is powered on, and the pen is readied. But we are fooling ourselves; productivity is not an area, it is an action.

To help rid yourself and your team of this habit, make sure that you set limits on your workspace and time. If you are sitting in your workspace and not working, it means you need to take an actual break, as you are not making yourself more productive by staring at the computer screen. Set a time limit to take a break to do whatever it is that is distracting you from work, whether that is getting lost in the world of Facebook status updates or scrolling through your Pinterest account. Then come back to your workspace with a goal in mind, and don’t take any breaks until your goal is completed. Most people find their groove when they are working towards a goal, so don’t be surprised if you don’t need a break after you have accomplished your task. By creating more boundaries for yourself within your work, you’re remove the barrier of distraction and are able to accomplish more.

Healthy Team Dynamics. While team members’ hard skills are an important aspect of any project team, it is important for the team to not lose sight of the soft skills that make working together possible. Conflict within a project team can be one of the biggest barriers to speed and can not only be frustrating but a waste of time and resources.

Growing up, we’ve all learned the Golden Rule: Treat others the way that you want to be treated. But to ensure that your project team is harmonious and successful, make sure that you are all following the Platinum Rule: Treat others how they want to be treated. The more you pay attention to how others prefer to communicate and the style of work that they prefer, the better you will be able to work in a way that maximizes their capabilities.

Take a “Funk-buster” Break. It’s three p.m. You are on your third cup of coffee and staring at your computer, but for some reason your brain won’t work, and you still have to finish your quarterly report! This condition is commonly referred to as a “funk” and happens when your body thinks it is sleeping because it hasn’t exerted any energy for a significant period of time. When you find yourself in a funk, instead of trying to push your way through it, take a break. Get up out of your chair and do some jumping jacks. Take a walk around the block. Have a small dance party for one. Stop the funk as soon as you can by getting some motion into your body to remind your brain that it needs to be on alert and ready for action.

Achieve Flow. You now have a productive project team that sets time and space boundaries, has great team dynamics, and is funk-proof. The next thing to do is to ensure that your team has the skills and motivation required to get the tasks done. For your project team to be the most efficient, each member of your team should be able to consistently achieve a state of flow while performing project tasks. Flow is a mental state where an individual is completely immersed and focused on the tasks at hand. Flow happens when there is a balance between ability level and challenge, and when there is a very clear goal.

The three biggest barriers to achieving flow are inadequate skills and/or preparation, confusion as to what the end goal is, and a lack of personal meaning in the task at hand. Make sure that your project team has the skill sets they require for their project deliverables, are able to keep their eye on the prize with clear goals, and has a personal vested interest in what it is they are doing.

Keep these tips in mind when you are safely steering your project team around barriers to speed and towards project success!

About MICHELLE LABROSSE

Michelle LaBrosse, PMP, is an entrepreneurial powerhouse with a penchant for making success easy, fun, and fast. She is the founder of Cheetah Learning, the author of the Cheetah Success Series, and a prolific blogger whose mission is to bring Project Management to the masses. Cheetah Learning is a virtual company with 100 employees, contractors, and licensees worldwide. To date, more than 30,000 people have become “Cheetahs” using Cheetah Learning’s innovative Project Management and accelerated learning techniques.

Recently honored by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), Cheetah Learning was named Professional Development Provider of the Year at the 2008 PMI® Global Congress. A dynamic keynote speaker and industry thought leader, Michelle was previously recognized by PMI as one of the 25 Most Influential Women in Project Management in the world.

Michelle’s articles have appeared in more than 100 publications and web sites around the world. Her monthly column, the Know How Network is carried by over 400 publications, and her monthly newsletter goes out to more than 50,000 people.

She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Owner President Manager’s (OPM) program and also holds engineering degrees from Syracuse University and the University of Dayton.

Check out Cheetah PHAST – a great new quarterly magazine

http://www.cheetahphast.com/?page_id=17

THE OFFICIAL POSTER OF “LACER/ACTIONS SHOW” AT THE XIII CENTURY TUSCANY CASTLE (ITALY, SEP 27- NOV 4, 2012)

 

A special preview about the Official poster created for the next Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Show. The exhibition will take place in an enchanting and wonderful location: a XIII Century fortress in the heart of Tuscany (Italy). It’s already announced as one of the most awaited events of 2012.

From September 27 to November 4, 2012, at Rocca Aldobrandesca, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany. Organized by local Municipality and Siena Territory Communities and Associations.

Check out the videoclip:

Vodpod: next-laceractions-show

At Youtube – Special preview clip

At Animoto – Lacer-actions Show at the castle

Una speciale anteprima sul poster ufficiale relativo alla  prossima mostra delle “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti, in programma nella suggestiva Rocca Aldobrandesca (sec. XIII) di Piancastagnaio (Siena). Dal 27 settembre al 4 novembre 2012. Promuove il Comune di Piancastagnaio con enti e associazioni.

BLUE LONDON : AN “OPEN AIR GALLERY” ON THE STREETS

Also in London the traditional ads billboards have been replaced by electronic or plastic displays. So it’s not so easy to find images of ripped posters for my “Lacer/actions” Art Project. But the luck helps who dares… and who opens the doors of perception. Anyway, I had the way to “capture” some interesting images. They were located in central areas, but not so visible to absent-minded passers-by. I had to keep my eyes open wide to discover them. For instance, in Spitafields, along Bishopgates and Shoreditch High Street, I caught some curious lacerations. They were white paper tracks left on blue coloured walls. Nice effects: they seemed to me as a sort of elusive ghosts or some misterious signs indicating a path in the urban jungle… Check ou the clip with nine images from the Hidden London, a city so close to us, but often so far from our eyes. The clip’s soundtrack is “Don’t mind” by Stukenberg. Blue London clip at Animoto.com; Blue London clip at Blip.tv; Blue London clip at Youtube

Vodpod videos no longer available.

BLUE LONDON, posted with vodpod

THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

 

Fellow Blogger Dolly at his amusing and funny ALL ABOUT LEMON Blog has  nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Telling about nominated fellow Bloggers and me, Dolly writes: “They have inspired me in their own different ways and unique touch… I would really appreciate it, if you would give them all a visit and find it out yourself too. I’d like to honor them with this award. I hope you’ll accept this award but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.”

I thank Dolly for her friendship and kind appreciation of my posts and art. In the same time I want to thank her for sharin’ cool and capturing stories, pictures, experiences, photos, games and news.

 

RULES FOR THIS AWARD

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  1. Share 7 things about yourself.
  2. Pass the award to 7 nominees

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME

A great Artist I admire

London, a City I love…

When they write about me…

A special “Haiga Gallery”…

One of my first artclips at Animoto

 Some Echoes I like….

 My profile at Artslant.com

 MY NOMINATIONS

And now my nominations… It wasn’t so easy to choose them. I think the nominees are keepin’ up the incommensurable value of communication and freedom, sharin’ ideas and experiences to better the world we live in.     

http://marinachetner.com/

http://healingminds.wordpress.com/

http://morfis.wordpress.com/

http://stowell.wordpress.com/

http://zorgor.wordpress.com/

http://barbaraelka.com/

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://nikkiwheelerart.wordpress.com/

http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/

http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/

« LE JET DE MON SANG CLAIR »: PURUSHA HONTOY POEMS AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART #3

Poème: PURUSHA HONTOY

Artwork: ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Lacer/actions – Images Of Torn (publi)City

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LE JET DE MON SANG CLAIR

(My Clear Blood’s Jet)

 

 

L’effroyable atteint  l’infortune

La souffrance altère toutes les choses

 

J’ai mal

 

Le cœur se déchire

Le jet de mon sang clair

Nourrit le parchemin de ma mission

 

Vibrez

 

Aurons-nous la chance d’éjaculer

Notre libre arbitre

 

Nos choix 

 

Hommes natures  écoutez- moi

 

Dans la couleur projetée

 

Se tient l’anneau  promesse

D’une vie  nouvelle

 

 

Je l’ai peint  avec amour immense de  toute mon âme  au sang  clair

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© Poem Copyright Purusha Hontoy

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

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ABOUT PURUSHA

Purusha Hontoy est une amie des arts de la vie.

Diretrice et Formatrice chez l’Ecole l’Art de Vivre.

GALERIE PURUSHA (QUEBEC, CANADA)

PURUSHA HONTOY (AT LINKEDIN)

“GLAMOUROUS ACCESSORIES FROM WASTE-PAPER ON THE WALLS”: “IL PUNTO” WEEKLY MAGAZINE REPORTS ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS SILK SCARVES

 

The Italian Weekly Magazine “Il Punto”, in his last issue ( March 2, 2012) dedicates text and pic to Roberto Alborghetti ‘s Limited Edition Silk Scarves from his “Lacer/actions” Art Project  about images of torn posters and urban signs. The article – introduced by “Lacer/actions at your neck” headline – is edited by journalist Roberta Maresci for the Fashion section of the review.  

Roberta Maresci writes: “A silk scarf to remember the Fallen of Nine Eleven, although his most famous art images come from trash of the cities walls. Glamorous accessories are borning from waste dirty, ripped, torn and worn paper. It is called “Lacer/actions” the project by which Roberto Alborghetti turns trash into an art subject, or at least into an watchable product as a textile design. It’s an unique experimentation which has become reality thanks to Bruno Boggia who in his Studio in Como for over sixty years has been working on textiles design and with the most famous designers in the world (as Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schön, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Etro, Escada, Donna Karan Paul Smith, Rolando Santana).

LACER/AZIONI AL COLLO

Da “Il Punto” – Settimanale / 2 marzo 2012

Pagine Moda – A cura di Roberta Maresci

Una sciarpa in seta per non dimenticare i caduti dell’11 settembre. Anche se le sue più celebri sono ricavate dalle immagini dei muri-trash. Dai rifiuti di carta sporca, strappata, lacerata e usurata nascono accessori glamour. Si chiama Lacer/azioni il progetto di Roberto Alborghetti che trasforma il trash in un soggetto d’arte, o quantomeno in un prodotto guardabile: textile design. Una singolare sperimentazione diventata realtà grazie a Bruno Boggia che nel suo Studio di Como da oltre sessant’anni lavora con i tessuti e i più famosi stilisti del mondo (da Capucci a Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schön, Chanel, Céline, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith e Rolando Santana).