LACER/ACTIONS 4 E X P O 2 0 1 5: THE WHITE VERSION CLIP

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s Lacer/actions project 4 EXPO MILANO 2015. The 4 images of the clip aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but real scenes from the real world. They’are from decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack by Audiomachine.

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Le “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti per EXPO MILANO 2015. Le quattro immagini mostrate nel videoclip non sono dipinti o composizioni realizzate al computer, ma scene reali del mondo reale. Come tutte le altre decine di migliaia di “lacer/azioni”, esse sono state riprese da manifesti pubblicitari decomposti, crepe e graffi naturali, materiali urbani e industriali.   

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LACER-ACTIONS 4 EXPO 2015

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LACER-ACTIONS 4 EXPO 2015

MY “VISUALS” 4  E X P O  MILANO 2015

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“LaceR/Actions” is 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 75.000 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 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.

My recent “The Ghost Bus” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015) with a great short films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) is sheduled on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on July 3-4-5, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.

FOLLOW THE (SILK) DOVE… THE APOCALYPSE IS NEAR: THE TRAILER OF MY NEXT SHOW ON LAKE COMO

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 Trailer about Roberto Alborghetti ‘s Colors Of An Apocalypse Show, scheduled on Lake Como, Lenno (Italy) at the Romanesque St. John Baptistery  (XII Century), July 3-4-5, 2015… The world around us, as we’ve never seen it before.
Video trailer sulla prossima mostra di Roberto Alborghetti, “Colori di un’Apocalisse”, in programma sul Lago di Como, a Lenno, il 3-4-5 Luglio 2015, presso il Battistero romanico di S.Giovanni… Il mondo che ci circonda, come non l’abbiamo mai visto.

 

COLORI DI UN'APOCALISSE - COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

COLORI DI UN’APOCALISSE – COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

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200.000 VIEWS!!! THANKING YOU WITH THE “GLORIOUS MORNING” VIDEOCLIP INSPIRED BY RUMI’S POEM (“SPRING ARRIVES”)

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Yes, my WordPress counter has reached this morning 200.000 views! Thank you so much for stopping by my Blogsite! It’s really a pleasure to share with you day by day my experiences, events and works. Yes, this is a…”Glorious Morning” (sorry for the self-celebration!) as the title of the videoclip I created with a beautiful original piano solo by Gene Emerson, from Canada. Gene is a talented composer and pianist. I was really amazed and fascinated by her music. When I heard her “Glorious Morning” track  I immediately thought to some of my “Lacer/actions” artworks (natural and realistic images of decomposed publicity posters, cracks, scratches, urban and industrial signs). The clip is inspired by “Spring Arrives” poem written by Rūmī (1207 – 17 December 1273), a 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic (his influence transcends national borders and ethnic divisions and People have greatly appreciated his spiritual legacy: he has been described as the “most popular poet” and the “best selling poet” in the United States, among Muslims).

“Glorious Morning” is really an ode to a beautiful, warm and sunny morning at the beginning of Spring, – after long cold winter – when the world is changing, the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing. Such a great change in nature has inspired Gene Emerson to compose this track. Rumi‘s lovely poem ‘Spring Arrives’ is very close to the spirit of this piece. His poem is so much full of optimism. He throws away all dogmas, religious fanaticism and pessimism. His free spirited vision of love and passion for life is so overwhelming. Although the poem is 800 years old, but Rumi’s description of flowers and trees would never become old and it is very relevant for our Spring in 2015.

For the clip I selected nine pics recalling me in some ways the Ode and the surprising Gene Emerson’s  performance.  And thank you again for following.

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

MY GREEN CRACKS FOR “THE EARTH DAY” (APRIL 22): BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE THROUGH SIMPLE ACTIONS

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THE CRACKS GALLERY:

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Earth Day is honored around the world on April 22, although larger events such as festivals and rallies are often organized for the weekends before or after April 22. Many communities also observe Earth Week or Earth Month, organizing a series of environmental activities throughout the month of April.

Earth Day broadens the base of support for environmental programs, rekindles public commitment and builds community activism around the world through a broad range of events and activities. Earth Day is the largest civic event in the world, celebrated simultaneously around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in our campaigns every year.

What can we do for Earth Day? The possibilities for getting involved are endless! Volunteer. Go to a festival. Install solar panels on your roof. Organize an event in your community. Change a habit. Help launch a community garden. Communicate your priorities to your elected representatives. Do something nice for the Earth, have fun, meet new people, and make a difference. But you needn’t wait for April 22! Earth Day is Every Day. To build a better future, we all must commit to protect our environment year-round.

Earth Day Network’s year-round mission is to broaden, diversify and activate the environmental movement worldwide, through a combination of education, public policy, and consumer campaigns.

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MY ABSTRACT WORKS TO REMEMBER A DAY: 70 YEARS AGO IN ITALY THE LIBERATION FROM NAZISM AND FASCISM

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Seventy seconds to remember the Italian Day of Liberation from nazi-fascism and Seventy years since the end of World War II . My abstract and visual works  – they’re random and realistic images of ripped and decomposed publicity posters on outdoor billboards – for a chromo and musical experience remembering April 25, 1945… I de-structured and re-structured the colors of the Italian flag (white, red and green) as a tribute to the dream of freedom comin’ from a Nation and from a People. 

Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2015

Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2015

“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE”: THE OFFICIAL FLYER OF MY NEXT SOLO SHOW ON LAKE COMO (ITALY)

COLORI DI UN'APOCALISSE - COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

COLORI DI UN’APOCALISSE – COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

The Official Flyer of my next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse″ – taking place in an amazing Romanesque temple, on Lake Como, Italy. My show is exceptionally scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5, 2015, in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy: St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a really beautiful setting for my upcoming show. The image-symbol of the show is a limited-edition silk scarf created for my “Lacer/actions” project with the collaboration of Italian textile designer Bruno Boggia. As you see in the flyer, the silk scarf looks like a dove…It’s a sign of hope, because I think Apocalypse Book in itself is a story of hope…    

“THE BEESTONIAN” MAGAZINE “REVEALS” THE GHOST BUS… A GREAT PAGE BY CHRISTOPHER FROST

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It’s out in UK the new issue of “The Beestonian” magazine with a great page about “The Ghost Bus” project I’ve created with Bartons Plc and Act Group. Journalist and photographer Christopher Frost reports about the short films in Chilwell-Nottingham, at Bartons Plc. It’s a wonderful story about this artistic and human experience made and developed around an old and rusty vehicle… Thank you so much Christopher Frost for your great article! The Beestonian mag is also available in the e-version at Issuu.com platform.

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “AN EXTREMELY EXCITING PROJECT” (MELVYN RAWLINSON, ACTOR, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR, PUPPETEER)  

 

Guest Writer: MELVYN RAWLINSON ( ACTOR, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR, PUPPETEER)

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b DSCN0006 (640x480)  For what it’s worth, may I be so presumptuous to share a thought. I think the Ghost Bus Project is about Time.

So often it is time which robs us of our memories and our faculties: to be able to function in the same way we once were able to. The archive film gives us back those memories, a glimpse of the past. But the bus itself has also travelled through time, and like its passengers has also been robbed of many of its faculties. Yet time is also our travelling companion as it takes us on a journey to discover what lies beneath the outer surfaces. Time is stripping back the layers to reveal other landscapes in a different dimension. It’s as if time is moving in two directions and where the two cross is where you find the Ghost Bus. It’s a curious contradiction. In this instance, the bus is the zeitgeist, the receptacle from which these images and emotions spring.

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There were all sort of secondary thoughts about Roberto’s images not being abstract because they’re not abstracted from anything; they are an honest representation of what already exists, if only we take the time to look – so if anything they are extracted images. I guess in some ways we’re already aware of archive footage and even Roberto’s images, however beautiful even mesmerising, seem familiar. Yet the bus is different. To my mind the bus is the star and deserves to be at the heart of the installation and I’m not sure the films and the music should be experienced as separate fragments but more as facets of the central jewel – The Ghost Bus. I think it’s an extremely exciting project and I envy you all!

As a lone film maker – and a part-time one at that – and as a performer I really appreciate the hard work which was needed to get to the point of last Friday’s presentation. It was a brilliant evening and full of images and emotions which will stay with me for a long time. There’s so much potential there I’m sure you’re going to have great fun exploring the project even further. And I don’t need to tell you of the amazing resource you have right in the heart of Beeston and I raise my hat to you and your small team who achieve so much.

Melvyn Rawlinson,

Toton, Nottingham, UK

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THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “AN ARRAY AND SUCCESSION OF VIBRANT IMAGES” (ROBERT RICHARDSON, PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL ARTIST)

 

Guest Writer: ROBERT RICHARDSON, Photographer, Visual artist

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PHOTOS BY ROBERT RICHARDSON

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The narrative of “The Ghost Bus” is compelling. An Italian artist encounters an old, decaying bus in the middle of England. He photographs details of its surface and returns to show, in the garage where it is kept, a video artwork made from his singular documentation.

I was one of an intrigued and fascinated audience who enjoyed an array and succession of vibrant images. We could also reflect on the inherent wonders of the mundane, meaning it is not mundane at all.

Afterwards, and behind the screen, was “The Ghost Bus” itself. Along with others, I approached it almost as if it was a holy relic. Roberto Alborghetti’s vision is one of transformation: what was dying had been given a new and spectacular life.

I’ve posted a few “snaps” on my Facebook artist’s page. Here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/RobertRichardson.VisualArtist

 

Robert Richardson, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

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