ABSTRACT ART ON STREETS: 9 MACRO-PICTURES FROM WALLS IN MILAN

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In this videoclip: abstract macro-photos I took along Milan streets for my LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT… This is not StreetArt, but Art On Streets… They are natural, random and not manipulated images of decomposed and ripped outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and corrosions of urban and industrial matters.  We may see things that we don’t even imagine…

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

 

 

NATURAL CORROSION IS AN ELEKTRO FLUX… ABSTRACT MACRO-PHOTOS + ÜBER-MAUS SOUNDTRACK

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Abstract photos (macro-pictures of natural corrosion of varnished cracks and  scratches ) from Bari streets, Italy. They go with a great elektro track by ÜBER-MAUS. Created by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI for his LACER/ACTIONS project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack: “The Omega Man 2”, by Über-Maus – http://www.ubermaus.com

 

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

WORLD WATER DAY 2016 / ABSTRACT FRESHWATER (THEY’RE CORROSIONS ON AN IRON GATE IN MILAN)

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Some abstract freshwater for the World Water Day 2016… The 5 pictures are macro-photos I took from a disfigured iron gate I saw along a street in Milan. They are part of my “Lacer/actions” project-research (I’ve collected so far about 90.000 pics) about natural decomposition and corrosion of publicity postes, industrial and urban matters and of all what people normally consider the disturbing elements of the environment…    

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2015, World Water Day has the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”. In 2016, the theme is “Water and Jobs,” in 2017 “Wastewater” and in 2018 “Nature-based Solutions for Water”.

SIGNS OF THE TIME: CRACKS AND SCRATCHES (THE NOTTINGHAM FILES)

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“Lacer/actions”  is a visual project-research I created about  abstract photos of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters…

The macro-photos of this video were taken at the ancient and impressive buildings at Bartons Plc (Chilwell Nottingham, UK) during my recent visit in January 2016 (it is the same place where I saw the wonderful vintage bus for “The Ghost Bus” project). Other photos come from the area of Beeston Marina.

Thanks for the collaboration to Simon, Tom and James Barton (Bartons PLC). Soundtrack: Essence 2 by Audionautix.

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

 

ROME, WHERE THE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS BY MICHELANGELO AND CARAVAGGIO ARE BACK TO LIFE

© Roberto Alborghetti

 

They have restored pages of important documents such as manuscripts by Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Garibaldi and other characters of history and culture. They have unearthed ancient and significant pages, thanks to which they gave back value to events and moments in history and art. Their own work is art. I’m talking about Restauro San Giorgio (San Giorgio Restoration), founded in 1989 by a passion for books restoration of the owner, Adriano Pandimiglio, grown in the laboratory of parents who have worked in this field for over forty years (they had also participated in the recovery of damaged works during the flood in Florence, happened in November 4, 1966).

The company has a great experience gained from decades of historical laboratory “Restoration Angelo Pandimiglio”, and over the years it has been enriched by experiences with a keen eye for new techniques, equipment and materials. The growth and development of the activity are the result of continuous and punctual restoration work, carried out with professionalism and competence for leading institutions responsible for preservation of Italian cultural heritage. The techniques and materials are constantly changing, therefore the staff is updated continuously following courses and conferences where they are exposed and presented new methods of intervention on Cultural Heritage.

The restoration are all supervised by the Technical Department guided by Adriano Pandimiglio and Kasia Ingalis, who graduated from the School of Higher education for the Restoration of Cultural Property in Cremona as technical restorer of Library Heritage, documentaries and works on paper. After several internships in important restoration laboratories and institutions for the protection of the cultural heritage of books, Kasia joined the Restoration of St. George team, as a restorer and Technical Director.

The team of restorers is composed of personnel with long and proven experience in the Restoration of Books. The laboratory possesses the SOA quality certification for OS2 categories A and B. There are two operational offices, in Rome and in Soriano nel Cimino (Viterbo). The laboratory of Rome covers an area of ​​500sqm with equipments for the restoration and is organized in several areas according to the various stages of processing.

The goal is to save the works from decay with effective but not invasive interventions, living to the volume, or hard copy, its physical and aesthetic identity. The main purpose of restoration is  the consolidation of deteriorated areas. These are the key-actions: working on the material damage with targeted techniques, high quality materials and fully reversible; Clean, if necessary, in full respect of the history of the asset involved; bind using the same techniques employed at the time of creation of the artifact.

Restauro San Giorgio carried out conservative restorations of ancient modern, rare and valuable printed books,; parchment and paper codes; manuscripts and archival documents; prints; artistic and technical drawings; blueprints; heliographs; old newspapers, boxes and containers, antique leather or parchment paper,  paintings on paper and cardboard, maps of large formats,  brochures, marbled and decorated papers, photos, vintage posters and flyers, photomechanical reproductions on canvas, leather bindings, paper, parchment, wooden planks and tissues, decorative items made of paper, parchment, leather, paper mache.

Yes, here at Restauro San Giorgio, the ancient papers are back to life.  Together with the power and the strength of the written word.

http://www.restaurosangiorgio.com/

restaurosgiorgio@tiscali.it

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https://okayscuola.wordpress.com/2016/03/02/un-restauro-che-fa-testoecco-come-i-libri-antichi-riprendono-a-vivere/

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK AND WHITE ABSTRACTS: THEY ARE ONLY GLUE TRACKS LEFT ON A PUBLICITY BILLBOARD IN BARI (ITALY)

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Walking through the streets of the cities and finding out billboards on which some decomposed and ripped publicity posters open you amazing visions… In this small photo-gallery I present 3 of the pictures I gathered two weeks ago in Bari (Puglia, Italy). They are some black and white abstracts, produced by the glue tracks left on the billboard  when they took away an old and ripped publicity poster…

As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: during my trips I  collected so far more than 80.000 images. I’m always amazed and admired how the reality goes beyond every imagination… The important is to be in the right moment and in the right place, having my photocamera ready…

FROM NATURAL CRACKS TO FABRIC PRINTS…

“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. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decomposition.

One of my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last 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 in Nottingham, UK. I produced two short films which were premiered on March 27, 2015 at Bartons Plc, Chilwell. An Italian premiere took place in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 24-25, 2015. My most recent solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) was on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on  July3-4-5, 2015, in a special location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.

During the last year, with fashion designer and artist Mitrani Yarden (HotCouture is his trademark) we have developed ideas for the fashion world, as the Volcano Dress (e-book and short film about an high-fashion outfit) and innovative fabric prints series.

THE (R)EVOLUTION IN FABRICS: CLICK AND DISCOVER A NEW POST ON AMPLIFIED ART NETWORK

AAN ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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THE (R)EVOLUTION IN FABRICS:  FROM ABSTRACT REALITY TO NEW TRENDS IN TEXTILE AND FASHION

http://www.amplifiedartnetwork.com/the-revolution-in-fabrics-from-abstract-reality-to-new-trends-in-textile-and-fashion/