“CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” VIDEO TO BREAK PATTERNS AND BARRIERS: 7 MINUTES OF SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY, VISUAL ART, MOTETS BY MONTEVERDI AND A CAPTURING VOICE…

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Guest Writer: Stefano Alberti

Twenty-seven images (Lacer/actions) by Roberto Alborghetti go with scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631) or Thomas From Olera. This Italian mixed media production shows seven minutes of colors, thoughts, music and emotions which update – with the “abstract realism” of Roberto Alborghetti works – the scripts wrote by a mystic and visionary man who lived over 450 years ago.

The videoclip is a capturing game of contaminations which tries to break codes, patterns and barriers between different media and expressions: thoughts from XVI Century, visuals, urban art, motets composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), the beautiful recitation of one of the most famous Italian speakers, Marco Minelli (Station manager at Radio Kiss Kiss Italian network) who gives strenght to the thoughts of Thomas from Bergamo. Yes, seven minutes of Past, Present and Future… 

“Contemplations and Lacer/actions” video was carried out in collaboration with some Italian excellences in media production and post-production: Centro Studi “Tommaso Acerbis”, Doriano Bendotti, Marco Daminelli and Marco Marcassoli.

The visual scenes created by Roberto Alborghetti are not paintings, and even graphic and digitally design made by computer, but absolutely realistic pics, captured from reality, like the other 50,000 images he has collected over the years during his research-survey on torn and ecomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments …

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR "CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS"  PROJECT , 2013

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT , 2013

SOMEWHERE IN THE COSMOS… SCENE FROM A CRACKS MAGNIFICATION (IT’S NOT A PAINTING OR A DIGITAL WORK)

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© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – CRACKS – LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

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Someone told me that CRACKS – and all my LACER/ACTIONS researches about torn and decomposed publicity posters – are a sort of  “Wabi-sabi” expression (it’s the Japanese art of finding beauty in imperfection and profundity in nature, of accepting the natural cycle of growth and decay…) 

In fact, “Wabi-sabi” celebrates cracks and crevices and all what is marking time, weather, ages and so on… Architect Tadao Ando says: “Wabi-sabi reminds us that we are all but transient beings on this planet-that our bodies as well as the material world around us are in the process of returning to the dust from which we came. Through wabi-sabi, we learn to embrace liver spots, rust, and frayed edges, and the march of time they represent.” (Read more atWhat Is Wabi-Sabi)

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’ve been also researching on metal and plastic surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. This is the wonderful world of Cracks… My eyes and cameras discovered in cracks magnifications amazings textures.  Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture, which is not a painting, but a real scene from this real world… I took in Bergeggi (Liguria, Italy) two months ago…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

WATCHING A COLLAGE THROUGH A VIDEOCLIP: “BURN MY HEART” (“ABBRUGGIA IL MIO CUORE”)

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“BURN MY HEART SO THAT I LIVE FOR LOVE” (“Abbruggia il mio cuore acciò viva per amore”) by Roberto Alborghetti . From “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” Project and Performance based on Scripts by Thomas from Bergamo (1563-1631).

COLLAGE OF WASTE-PAPER PIECES FROM TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS,  2013, SIZE: 94X51 (ON WOOD)

The clip shows a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti with more than 300 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters. It’s part of “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” project and performance based on Scripts by Thomas from Bergamo (1563-1631). “Words from the past, images from today, an experience for the future”.    

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban signs.

Roberto Alborghetti has collected so far around the world about 50.000 images.Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages (as the work shown above) or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

Roberto Alborghetti - "Burn My Heart..."(Abbruggia il mio cuore...) Collage, 2013, From "Contemplations and Lacer/actions" Project

Roberto Alborghetti – “Burn My Heart…”(Abbruggia il mio cuore…) Collage, 2013, From “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” Project

LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON – TORN POSTERS AND STREET (DE)SIGNS

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London is really an “open air” art museum that you may visit every day, without paying an entrance ticket. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open your eyes wide an let your perceptions flow.

You may see torn and decomposed outdoor ads and capturing “signs”…

I chose nine images and put them in this videoclip. 

Soundtrack: “Wake up” by Mackintosh Braun.

Enjoy it.

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions - London 2011

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions – London 2011

ITALIAN MEDIA TALK ABOUT MY “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT BASED ON SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY

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L'ECO DI BERGAMO

ASIS NEWS

OKAY! MAGAZINE

Italian media are devoting a warm attention to my “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” project. Websites, newspapers and magazines talked about this visual experience which includes a virtual gallery, a videoclip, an album and installations.

The project is based on 27 scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (or From Olera) who lived from 1563 to 1631 in Tyrol area (Austria and Italy). All the scripts were taken from the most important works of Thomas, as his masterpiece “Fuoco d’Amore”, “Fire of Love” (the first issue was printed in 1682 in Aufsburg, Germany).

Thomas was a piece ambassador and messenger between European Nations in troubled and turbulent times. He was an illiterate man – he was a shepherd! – but its open heart, mind and spirit suggested him to write really stunning poems, stories and thoughts.

While I was writing his biography – (“Thomas From Bergamo: A Fire of Love along European Streets”) published in Italy last June – I was really struck by his Scripts… So, the idea of this project. I think the visionary power of Thomas Scripts fits so well with my works. As I like to say, my works are not paintings, and even graphic design created by computer, but absolutely realistic images, captured from reality, along the streets, during my research-survey on torn and decomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments…

Thomas From Bergamo Scripts were written along the streets, contemplating the World and its Beauties… My images comes from the streets as well as… This is the meeting point of this project. The Street, with its Lifes, Hopes, Colors and Moods.

CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS: A SPECIAL PAGE ON THE PROJECT

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and Kristen Medina, CAPM®, Co-Author

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BEAUTIFUL INSTALLATION AT PITROSE BEAUTY CONCEPT STORE (MILAN AREA, ITALY) SHOWING MY ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH IMAGES OF TORN POSTERS…

Pitrose Beauty Concept Store ‘s owners had a beautiful idea. They created an installation showing my three silk scarves series now available in a very special limited edition. Pitrose Beauty Concept Store dedicated them an whole shop-window in the historical centre of Urgnano, Italy (Milan area). Silk fluxes are mashing up with outside autumn colors… Pietro and Rosy at Pitrose are very glad to welcome visitors with the gift of a booklet (Lacer/actions – Pictures of Torn (publi)City) and giving informations about artistic silk pieces displayed in the installation. They said that in the first days of the exhibition, people were really impressed about the show.       

The silk scarves design reproduces details of images concerning torn posters and urban “signs” I captured around the world. So, I had the way to turn “trash pictures” into an art subject (abstract scenes are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographic prints and other materials). The three silk scarves were produced with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists.

Blogger Marina Chetner (USA) wrote: “Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend… Personally, I think Roberto should set up a pop up shop for his works in Soho NYC, or even have them distributed in the Met Museum Shop”.

Artist and blogger Meredith Deerheart (USA) posted this article: “I received the scarf last night and took it outside to see all the hues and texture woven in gossamer.  I twirled around with it and felt like I had rainbow wings.  The transparency makes it look multi-dimensional… like floating colored glass.  I am rich, rich, rich! in color and texture today. I have a black cashmere dinner dress (long), and I pulled it out to make a long silhouette, then went outside and let the breeze blow the scarf lightly around the still blackness of my form.  The outfit looks so elegant, now, I will wear it to Chicago to celebrate by birthday.  I truly feel like the most beautiful woman in the world…  The pictures of the did not captures the extraordinary,  sheer luminosity of the silk, so in the the scarf is more stunning than I even imagined.  I think it is is a wonderful, extra surprise. I love it!  I love it! On my birthday, though, I will feel like the most elegant, beautiful woman in the theater wearing my scarf, and letting it flutter in the breeze as I walk. These are such beautiful, dimension scarves no camera can do justice to the gossamer effect of the silk refracted by translucent color… and when I dance with it and explore its movement through space, the scarf looks like fluid, translucent stained glass.
Honestly, if you want to impress a woman who’s wild about original fashion pieces, this a perfect gift… and a bargain. There’s a lot of crap on the market that all looks the same, and is more expensive. I love this scarf, and so does everyone who see me wear it. Beauty grows.  Never stop discovering, Roberto.  You have greatness pouring from every part of you”.

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Silk scarf. # 1: “Shared Moods”

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Silk Scarf # 2: “Nine Eleven, New York 2001”

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Silk Scarf # 3: “Wind of May (is  ruffling my thoughts)”

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  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – A 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)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.