“So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless

that we have no appropriate sword

other than laughter.” (Gordon W.Allport)

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions


The “Tangles Series” videoclip is part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 60.000 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 worked 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 (January-March 2015). Films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham, at 6.30pm. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2.0”) will be running on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.



Tangle is the social structure of life, space-time it’s frame and interpersonal interactions the nodes that sustain it. With regard to the lacerations, they are the reflect of the psychological fickleness of the human being. Roberto Alborghetti is the mirror of the existential question of fate.

(PhD Guy Mitrani, Manager-Consultant at International Marketing Advisors Ltd and Marcom Manager at Stardust Group)