AUTISTIC KIDS RE-CREATE ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORKS FOLLOWING THE MESSAGE OF TEMPLE GRANDIN / A SHOW IN ITALY FROM JUNE 3

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

“AUTISTIC CHILDREN SEE

WHAT HUMAN BEINGS CAN’T SEE”

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GUEST WRITER: STEFANO ALBERTI

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There’s a great expectation in Aprilia (near Rome, Italy) at the “Marconi” Primary School where on June 3 a unique and special exhibition will open displaying works created by autistic students.  We talked about this some weeks ago. Teacher Patrizia Sapri – assisted by children parents, colleagues and friends of the non-profit organization “Il Senso della Vita / The Sense of Life” – led a beautiful exsperience inspired by Roberto Alborghetti’s images (“Lacer /actions” project).

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

The “provocative pictures” about the decomposed publicity posters (and cracks) were de-constructed and re-created by autistic kids who entered the visual world of Roberto Alborghetti receiving suggestions and emotions and re-viewing images through the sense-organs. So they discovered an inner dimension to explore and learn. Music accompanied the lessons and students also created words and comments about feelings and sensations they felt while working on Roberto Alborghetti colorful works. 

Now, this incredible experience will be told through an exhibition and a special book which will introduce achievements and results.Visitors will have the opportunity to admire compelling works made by Erik, Massimo, Flavia, Gaia and Nicole, some of the kids who participated to the “Atelier of colors and emotions”. 

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

Teacher Patrizia Sapri says: “The exhibition in Aprilia displays works made by autistic students. I studied in the past, and rediscovered in recent days, the great lesson coming from Temple Grandin, doctor and professor at Colorado State University (USA), bestselling author and autistic activist (in 2010 she was listed in the Time 100 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, for the “Heroes” category). She said that autistics are able to see what human beings don’t see. They see a “wonderful world” that people barely grasps. They perceive a series of visual stimuli that normal people can’t perceive. Autistics think in pictures. They live in a world of pictures and colors. That’s the reason why autistic kids are so fond of Roberto Alborghetti’s works which were re-created and re-lived using different tools and techniques. Based on their state of mind, they angrily painted or gently covered all spaces. In their mental order everything have to be perfect. And they have the wonderful gift to clearly see and perceive in advance – in their mind and heart – the same final work.”   

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS - APRILIA, 2013

THE COLORS EXPERIENCE: RE-CREATING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WORKS – APRILIA, 2013

15 responses to “AUTISTIC KIDS RE-CREATE ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORKS FOLLOWING THE MESSAGE OF TEMPLE GRANDIN / A SHOW IN ITALY FROM JUNE 3

    • Thank you so much Lyn! Yes, it’s a wonderful experience also for me… The Language of Colors is really therapeutical! And these kids have the great gift to be open mind and to perceive the breath of the world!

    • Thank you so much! But I have to share your beautiful words with all the team (students, Teachers, parents and parental association) who participated to this experience. Yes, art means heart too. And art can break barriers, prejudices and fears… The so- called “diversity” – but I hate this term – is just the wonderful variety of the human beings… Have you seen that one of the images is the same one you wrote about in your compelling blog?

      • Roberto you are so very kind. And I have missed our little chats so I will check in more often. Yes I did see that “Cristalle” piece included in this post. One of my very favorites. I love the re-interpretation. Really beautiful.

  1. What a marvelous experience, Roberto! I have a dear friend who works as a music therapist with autistic children; music and art mean a lot to them and allow them to express themselves in new and important ways. Thank you for sharing this; I am deeply touched.

    • Thank you so much for your moving comment! Yes, autistic children have the special gift to perceive the world in a very special way. They feel the world – the energy, the strenght of nature – with all their senses. I’m so touched for this experience and I’ve received more than I’ve given them.

  2. As an American with Italian hertiage and as teacher of art to all children, I trully appreciate what you have done with the autistic children. I will also try to teach this method to some of my autistic children. Thank you.

    • Thank you so much for your precious comment! I will forward it to the Teachers who will surely appreciate your encouragement! This is a kind of experience by wich children can really express themselves. Have a great day from Italy! Roberto

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