LIGHTS AND SHADOWS : THE “CENTRAL WASTE” CONTAINER IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM

© Roberto Alborghetti (40)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (41)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (42)

© Roberto Alborghetti

In Beeston, on the road to Nottingham (UK) you may have the surprise of running into a kind of art installation … Scratches, drawings, traces and lines come to life on the surface of a large yellow waste container (Central Waste). Yes, pure street art, or better: natural art on the street…#realstreetart #naturalstreetart. Here are some of the many photographs I took around this large “pool” that carries with it the signs of time and human work. Pictures showing and revealing lights and shadows…

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery are  just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. 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 and scratches give new meanings and expressions to matter decomposition, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from my collection of about 120.000 images captured so far around the world.

Interested in acquiring these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

© Roberto Alborghetti (37)

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A Beeston, sulla strada per Nottingham (Regno Unito) puoi avere la sorpresa di imbatterti in una specie di installazione d’arte… Graffi, disegni, tracce e linee prendono vita sulla superficie di un grande contenitore giallo di rifiuti (Central Waste). Ecco alcune delle tante fotografie che ho scattato attorno a questa grande “vasca” che porta con se i segni del tempo e del lavoro.

WAVES OF COLORS, WAVES ON (TORN) PAPERS (VIDEO)

Video created for Lacer/actions project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban decompositions. They’re not paintings, but…simple macro photos of the reality around us: colors and shapes, glue and dust on the lacerated papers of torn publicity posters. Interested in these images for exclusive and original copies? Please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com     

© Roberto Alborghetti

LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS #2

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They 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. 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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Interested in these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

© Roberto Alborghetti (4)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They 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. 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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Interested in these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

ART & THE PLANET / NEW YORK: POLLUTION PODS FOR THE CLIMATE ACTION SUMMIT (SEP 23, ’19)

NY pollution pods

Pollution Pods will be in the New York UN Plaza 20-25 September 2019

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the health burden of toxic air pollution, which is largely driven by fossil fuel combustion, is staggering, with 9 in 10 people breathing polluted air and 7 million people dying prematurely from air pollution related diseases.  Tackling climate change, and ensuring everybody can breathe clean air, go hand in hand.  Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO said: “We need to agree unequivocally on the need for a world free of air pollution. We need all countries and cities to commit to meeting WHO standards for air quality.”

Raising awareness on this global epidemic of air pollution, Artist Michael Pinsky has created a series of geodesic domes whose air quality, smell and temperature accurately recreate the pollution of five different locations on three continents: London, Beijing, São Paulo, New Delhi and Tautra, a remote peninsula near Trondheim in Norway.  This immersive artwork was commissioned to change people’s perceptions of, and actions around, climate change and air pollution in our cities.

WHO has invited Pinsky to install Pollution Pods in front of the UN Building in New York for the Climate Action Summit, taking place 23 September 2019.  The summit is being convened to help boost global climate commitments, accelerate the implementation of the Paris Agreement and protect our health from dangerous climate change. WHO and other partners will be spearheading the Clean Air Initiative, calling on governments to commit to achieving clean air for their citizens.

Visitors to the Summit from around the globe will be able to enter the pods, passing through the climatically controlled chambers to compare the air quality of global environments.  All potentially harmful gases have been removed from the Tautra pod to allow visitors to experience what it is like to breathe truly clean air and compare it with that of the metropolises to follow, such as an emulation of London’s invisible but deadly output of nitrous oxide and New Delhi’s suffocating haze of airborne particles.

Pinsky says: “In the Pollution Pods, I have tried to distil the whole bodily sense of being in each place.  For instance, being in São Paulo seems like a sanctuary compared to New Delhi, until your eyes start to water from the sensation of ethanol, whilst Tautra is unlike any air you’ll have ever breathed before, it is so pure.”

By linking the pods so that one has to pass through all of them in order to exit the installation, we get the sense that the environments of the world – and particularly our impact on them – are interconnected.

Environmental psychologist and Climart co-ordinator Prof. Dr. Christian A. Kloeckner of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) who commissioned the artwork in 2018, explains: “We wanted to assess the potential for art to impact behaviour around climate change.  There are some horrific statistics that Michael’s research has brought to light, such as the fact that children are much more vulnerable to the effects of pollution as they tend to breathe more through their mouths and don’t regulate their breathing to try to filter out pollution.  We believe that by immersing oneself in this kind of art environment, which engenders a physical AND an emotional response, one can hope to shift behavioural patterns.”

The Pollution Pods have been experienced by over 20,000 people since their launch at the Starmus Festival in Norway in June 2018.  Cape Farewell, an international not-for-profit programme based in the UK to raise awareness about climate change through the arts, has managed a tour with locations including: London’s Somerset House for Earth Day (April 2018); Place des Nations – at the UN building in Geneva – for the first WHO Global Conference on Air Pollution and Health (October 2018); and TED’s annual flagship conference in Vancouver (April 2019).  After New York, the Pods will travel to Brussels to be installed outside the Parliament building (October 2019).

THE VIDEO: THE MAGIC OF SCRATCHES ON “CENTRAL WASTE” IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK

In Beeston, on the road to Nottingham (UK) you may have the surprise of running into a kind of art installation … Scratches, drawings, traces and lines come to life on the surface of a large yellow waste container (Central Waste). Yes, pure street art, or better: natural art on the street…#realstreetart #naturalstreetart. In the video: some of the many photographs I took around this large “pool” that carries with it the signs of time and human work. The pictures are just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. Soundtrack: “The Rain” by Silent Partner.

The previous posts about “Central Waste” container in Beeston gained lot of views and impressions also in my Twitter profile.