SCRATCHES AND GRAFFITI ON BLUE: NOTHING BUT PHOTOGRAPHY #1

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The city walls, in this case Milan, always reserve great surprises for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by wear and time. The wall had a blue base. And so the blue has given birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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I muri delle città, in questo caso Milano, riservano sempre grandi sorprese per il mio progetto-ricerca “Lacer/actions”. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo. La parete aveva una base di colore blu. E così il blu ha dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

THREE IMAGES FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE: THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN TEN YEARS AGO

Here are three images from my “Lacer/actions” project-research. They were taken exactly 10 years ago, but I think they retain all their amazing energy. Obviously, these images are not paintings, but photographs. They refer to billboards, which I saw by chance along the roads. Yes, these are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but a real, “natural” and completely collage. It’s  the result of various and different overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising publicity posters with different contents. 

I was lucky enough to catch and store them to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts more than 100,000 images  I fixed and collected around the world. I think that these random works, as well as the thousands I have captured and documented so far, would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and  Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that a way of artistic expression is instead to document pure reality through photography. And leave the incredible polychromy of torn posters on the walls, transforming the cities streets in public and free outdoor “galleries”… 

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NEW VIDEO: RUST AS RED FLOWERS OF UNDECIPHERABLE PLANTS (MACRO PHOTOS)

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. Like in this series of images (watch the video). We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants …

The images you see in the video aren’t paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
These abstract and macro photos are 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, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). 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, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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© Roberto Alborghetti

THE VASARI CORRIDOR IN FLORENCE WILL REOPEN IN 2021 (THE VIDEO)

 

The so-called Vasari Corridor linking the Uffizi to the Pitti Palace in Florence will reopen in 2021 after an 18-month, 10-million euro renovation project, officials said on Monday. The link between the two monuments was closed in 2016 for safety reasons. The executive project for the renovation was presented on Monday by Uffizi Director Eike Schmidt.
In the coming months a tender will be put out and, once assigned, it will be possible to start work. It is estimated that, once reopened, the Vasari Corridor (Italian: Corridoio Vasariano) will attract 500,000 visitors a year. The Vasari Corridor is an enclosed passageway which begins on the south side of the Palazzo Vecchio, joins the Uffizi Gallery, crosses the Lungarno dei Archibusieri and then follows the north bank of the River Arno until it crosses the Ponte Vecchio.
The corridor covers part of the facade of the church of Santa Felicita before crossing rows of houses in the Oltrarno district to finally reach the Pitti Palace. The Corridor houses hundreds works of art, many of which are self-portraits.

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WHAT WE CAN DISCOVER ON A WASTE CONTAINER (THE HIDDEN WORLD VIDEO)

Abstract and macro images of a waste container in Bitonto (Apulia, Italy). I took them  for my “LaceR/Actions” project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Yes, a waste container as an art installation! In the link below, you can read the beautiful article wrote by Fernirosso about my visual art project.

Janette Kelly , HR Consultant, from Canada, wrote this comment about these pics: “This is truly astonishing and fascinating to me. Our world is a melting pot of cultures – both human and microbial – and every citizen has a personalized microbiome. ROBERTO you have captured this with artistic flair”. 

Read the article at “Cartesensibili” Blog:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

 

© Roberto Alborghetti