SUMMER HAIGA: « ET LE CIEL BLEU LAVANDE… » / PURUSHA HONTOY POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

“Le ciel bleu lavande…” Poem by Purusha Hontoy / Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project – Realistic Image of a torn and decomposed publicity poster (2011).

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La Terre laboures

Ses couleurs

Et le ciel bleu lavande

Ne pleure plus

La pluie

C’est amer

Âpre

Dur

Comme le sable…sec!

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© Poem Copyright Purusha Hontoy

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

Image 0f Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters 

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ABOUT PURUSHA

Purusha Hontoy est une amie des arts de la vie. Diretrice et Formatrice chez l’Ecole l’Art de Vivre.

GALERIE PURUSHA (QUEBEC, CANADA)

PURUSHA HONTOY (AT LINKEDIN)

IN THE GREAT CLEAR SKY: REMEMBERING ARCHITECT GIAN PAOLO BIFFI / LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 8

IN THE GREAT CLEAR SKY: REMEMBERING ARCHITECT GIAN PAOLO BIFFI / LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 8

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IN THE GREAT CLEAR SKY: REMEMBERING ARCHITECT GIAN PAOLO BIFFI 

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Lithograph, 2009, 50×70 (framed, not available)

Realistic and not manipulated image

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This artpiece is dedicated to architect and friend Gian Paolo Biffi, who passed away in these days. I’m grateful to him for his passionate profession, his enthusiasm and his personal support to my art. He was one of the first who pushed me to develop and promote my art research and activities. He curated my “ The Four Elements” Exhibition in 2009 and his installation – a particular  scaffolding used in building yards – was really something innovative and intriguing for modern art shows. He was also pleased to give me some suggestions for my next exhibition in the great Medieval Tuscany Fortress. But a desease caught him too early. Now he’s in the Great Clear Sky, as suggested by this artpiece which was owned by him…

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

His next big show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) will take place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany, from September 27 to November 4, 2012 .

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NEL GRANDE CIELO CHIARO: RICORDANDO L’ARCHITETTO GIAN PAOLO BIFFI – LE CARTOLINE DI LACER /AZIONI # 8

Litografia, 2009, 50 × 70 (con cornice, non disponibile)

Immagine realistica e non manipolata

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Questa composizione  è dedicata all’architetto ed amico Gian Paolo Biffi, scomparso in questi giorni. Gli sono grato per la sua professione appassionata, il suo entusiasmo e il suo sostegno personale alla mia arte. Fu uno dei primi che mi ha spinto a sviluppare e promuovere la mia ricerca e le attività artistiche. Ha curato la mia mostra “I quattro elementi” (2009) e la sua installazione – un ponteggio particolare utilizzato nei cantieri edili – è stato davvero qualcosa di innovativo e intrigante per le mostre di arte moderna. Era anche felice di darmi qualche suggerimento per la mia prossima mostra nella grande fortezza medievale in Toscana. Ma una malattia lo ha preso prematuramente. Ora è nel grande cielo chiaro, come suggerito da questa composizione che era di sua  proprietà

Roberto Alborghetti  Lacer / Azioni è un progetto multidisciplinare e di ricerca sull’apparente caos dei manifesti pubblicitari strappati e decomposti e dei segni di strada.

 Transferite su tela, litografie o riprodotti su tessuti (come seta pura), o acquisiti in videoclips, i dettagli dei manifesti strappati danno nuova vita alla carta lacerata e decomposta, come si può vedere in questa “cartolina” che riproduce una delle 40.000 immagini catturate da Roberto Alborghetti durante la sua ricerca in tutto il mondo.

La sua prossima mostra ( “Colori di un’ Apocalisse / I manifesti pubblicitari decomposti: una provocazione per gli occhi e la mente” ) si svolgerà presso la Rocca Aldobrandesca (XIII secolo, Paincastagnaio, Siena) in Toscana, dal 27 settembre al 4 novembre 2012.

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(WE’RE ALWAYS) BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND / 50 YEARS AGO BOB DYLAN PREMIERED HIS SONG – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 6

(WE’RE ALWAYS) BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND / 50 YEARS AGO BOB DYLAN PREMIERED HIS SONG – ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 6

Images of Torn (publi)City

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Lithograph, 2009, 50×70 (not available)

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and street signs.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research.

His next big show will take place at Aldobrandesca Fortress in Tuscany, from September to November 2012 (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”)

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This “Lacer/actions” postcard is dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Bob Dylan ‘s “Blowin’ in the wind”. A song  which continues to be a sort of “manifesto” for all the generations. “How many roads must a man walk down before you call him a man?…”

“WINDS BLOW…”: NEW “HAIGA” WITH SUSAN KAHN VERSES AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI TORN POSTERS IMAGES

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Winds Blow,

The Sky Clears

Before an Empty Moon

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Soffiano i Venti

Il Cielo Rischiara

Prima di una Luna Vuota

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© Poem Copyright Susan Kahn

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

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This is the second Haiga composition created with Susan Kahn verses. The first one was  “Like echoes-or-moonlight” . Both are coming from the enchanting Susan’s “Empty Moon” poem posted at her Emptiness Cafe Blog at WordPress.

Empty Moon” Haiga work is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated also for a videoclip ( Like echoes, Like Lacer/actions, with a great soundtrack by Mike Strickland). Now, fusing again Susan’s words with one of my recent “Lacer/actions” artworks – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present a fascinating Haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So, enjoy this visual with Susan Kahn poetry and my art.

This piece (Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50 cms) will take part in my next great exhibition at the XIII Century Tuscany Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

COMING SOON: THE “WINDS BLOW” VIDEOCLIP

FROM HAIKU TO HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com

Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature.  In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.   

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and  produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project  concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to  experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and  kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”,  “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”,  “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

His next big show will take place in an enchanting XIII Century Tuscany Fortress, The Rocca Aldobrandesca (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

UNDERGROUND POP ART: “LACER/ACTIONS” FROM A SUBWAY STATION IN ROME

© Roberto Alborghetti

A few weeks ago, at Tiburtina subway’s station, in Rome, I had the way to catch some interesting images for my “Lacer/actions” art project ( pics of ripped  poster and urban signs). Near the platform 1, I saw a torn poster which revealed bright colors and nice shapes. It was a harmonious whole reminding me some pop art expressions. Blue, red and yellow were the prevailing colors (and yellow and red are the colors of the official and historic Rome’s coat-of-arms). The torn poster lacerations showed layers of paper and… dust (due to building yard which is renewing Tiburtina tube station).               

 

LACER/AZIONI” POP DALLA STAZIONE METRO DI ROMA TIBURTINA

Alla stazione metro di Roma Tiburtina ho avuto modo di recente di “scovare”, su un tabellone delle affissioni pubblicitarie, delle immagini pop molto interessanti nel loro armonioso modo di essere assemblate (casualmente). I colori rosso, giallo e blu (i colori primari) sono prevalenti. Senza scordare che il giallo ed il rosso sono le tinte che campeggiamo nello storico stemma romano. Incredibili gli strati di carta, che si sono andati via sovrapponendo, insieme alla polvere, sollevata dai lavori in corso che stanno rinnovando la stazione di Tiburtina.   

FROM BLUE TO GREEN: IMAGE #4 FROM “THE SPRING WINGS” LACER/ACTIONS SERIES

 

Till next sunday April 1, I’m glad to share a special preview of a seven images series that I titled “The Spring Wings”. The whole series will be followed and concluded by a videoclip in which I’ll show a “live view” of that incredibile billboard from which I’ve made my artworks.

I think it’s one of the most astonishing torn posters I ever seen so far during my long research about ripped ads and urban signs. It was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of colors and shapes. I really had the luck to be in the right time in the right place… (in the following days the billboard was covered with new publicity posters).

The huge and whole torn paper advertising showed me pre-existing images that were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particles which presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a completely white background. The various sections of the torn poster reminded me suggestions about springtime colors…as we may see also in the 4th image of the series.

ABOUT MY “LACER/ACTIONS ART PROJECT”

LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 35.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital. 

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”.  In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade). One of my artwork will be kept at the new Contemporary Art Museum will open next September in Marche region (Italy). The next big Lacer/actions Show will take place in the enchanting XIII Century Rocca Aldobrandesca, an incredibile fortress in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from September 27 to November 4, 2012. An “The End of The World” event…  

R.A.

© Roberto Alborghetti

WISHES AND PAINTINGS FROM GERMANY AND ITALY

 The capturing Season’s Greetings I’ve received from international fellow artists Dagmar Dost-Nolden and Carlo Iacomucci

 

During this holiday season I’ve received nice and fascinating greeting cards from fellow artists (I’ve created one me too: an “haiga”; I already wrote a post about it). Two pictures attracted my attention: the paintings reproductions created by Dagmar Dost-Nolden (an international artist-painter, sculptor and performer: she lives in Germany) and by Carlo Iacomucci (he lives in Macerata, Italy, and his artworks are shown in private and public collections). So, give a glance to these two images that fuse colors, feelings and emotions. When we say: the art beauty and the life breath.

About Dagmar Dost-Nolden

www.dost-nolden.de

About Carlo Iacomucci

www.carloiacomucci.it

Tra le immagini augurali che ho ricevuto ho particolarmente apprezzato quelle che mi sono state inviate dagli amici artisti Dagmar Dost-Nolden (vive in Germania, si occupa di pittura, scultura, performances artistiche) e Carlo Iacomucci (risiede a Macerata, le sue opere sono custodite in collezioni pubbliche e private). Vi invito dunque ad ammirare queste due immagini che fondono colori, sentimenti ed emozioni. Quando si dice il bello dell’arte e il respiro della vita.

 

Dagmar Dost-Nolden

www.dost-nolden.de

Carlo Iacomucci

www.carloiacomucci.it

MOONLIT SKY:THE FIRST “HAIGA+LACER/ACTIONS” BY JOSHUA SELLERS AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Moonlit sky

quivering crepe myrtles

et their shadows

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Cielo dal chiaro di luna

tremolanti mirti crespi

e le loro ombre

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Ciel au clair de lune

des tremblants myrtes crépus

et leurs ombres

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Ciel al claro de luna

tremolantes mirtos crespos

y sus sombras

This is a new collaboration between Joshua Sellers (Arkansas, Usa) and Roberto Alborghetti (Italy) after the “Linger” videoclip. We present an unpublished series of four images in which Joshua Sellers’s Haiga meet Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions Artworks (realistic images of torn posters and urban “signs”). Poetry and visual Art for a fascinating trip through imagination and states of mind. Colors and emotions, to discover in a slowly way, by the heart side. (To be continued…)

 ABOUT HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

Here, Haiga verses meet for the first time the abstract language of realistic images as “Lacer/actions” arts.  


ABOUT JOSHUA SELLERS

Joshua Sellers has attended the University of Louisiana at Monroe studying music composition.  Over the years, Joshua has worked as a performer, songwriter, producer, engineer, DJ and musical collaborator in classical, rock, folk, jazz, avant-garde, electronica and ambient music.  As a member of the pop-rock duo Joker, Joshua released the album Homecoming in 2009.

In addition to musical projects, Joshua Sellers has been given an arts grant by the state of Louisiana for a poetry reading at the Masur Museum of Art (1996).  Joshua has also been a co-editor of Hart Beats, a journal of philosophy and spirituality published in Monroe (1996-1998).
Joshua has long been fascinated with the sound textures.  As a child, he would play with tape recorders, altering the tape speed or running the tape in reverse.  Joshua Sellers: “I discovered that you could use a recording device not simply to document sound, but to create unique sounds never heard before.”

Reviving his interest in these childhood experiments, Joshua first began recording ambient music under the pseudonym Murmur in 2003.  Rather than rely on the latest state-of-the-art synthesisers, Joshua uses found sounds, toy keyboards, electric guitars and shakuhachi as sound sources.
Joshua Sellers: “In music, we place traditional musical elements like rhythm, melody and harmony in the foreground and so we tend to not notice the actual texture as much.  In my music, that’s a perception I want to reverse.”
In 2010, Joshua Sellers completed his first full-length album of ambient music, Amniosis.  A new EP, State of Flux, is due to be released later in 2011, followed by a large-scale work, Elemental. Joshua Sellers: “I like to think of my pieces as enigmatic abstract icons, each providing a quiet meditative space and luminous presence of its own.”

Joshua Sellers currently lives in West Memphis, Arkansas, with future plans to emigrate to New Zealand.

www.earscapes.com

 ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences. He has won important journalism Prizes, such as Premio Acqui Terme, Premio Beppe Viola, Premio Anmil Safety in Work. He is the unique Italian reporter who received the European Award for Environmental Reporting, the so called European “Pulitzer” about Environmental Reporting (1992, European Parliament, Strasbourg).

He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning in a research about torn posters and urban “signs” taken from city walls. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles, or scanned in a videoclip, the details of torn advertisings give new life to paper wastes.

In 2009, he published a “booklet-portfolio” – “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city – gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 30.000 pics that Roberto Alborghetti took during his research about torn (publi)city. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio International Airport). Roberto Alborghetti’s pics are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. Alborghetti is also invited to lead workshops about his artworks.

In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). He showed 3 artworks (mixed media/canvas): “Nine Eleven/New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Track #2”, “As fast running water…”, “I don’t like to stand still”. The famous “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author (Life Unlocked, The Science behind the Law of Attraction, Your Brain and Business: the Neuroscience of the Great Leaders).

One of his recent works was selected to be part of the new Contemporary Art Museum projected and created in in Italy (Marche region) by the artist Pasquale Martini. He created more than 40 videoclips posted at his YouTube channel.

THAT STRANGE COINCIDENCE OF “SHAKUHACHI” AND “LINGER”…

Joshua Sellers, composer and producer based in West Memphis, posted me this message:

I had to share this funny (and pleasing) coincidence with you. Searching on YouTube for shakuhachi music, I came across a shakuhachi player Ninjutsu (far more disciplined than me!) who has recorded some wonderful music which I just downloaded from iTunes. But what was funny was that the top video he listed under his favourites on his YouTube page is our video for “Linger”! What a strange coincidence! LOL! I just had to share that odd discovery with you :-)”

Thanks Josh for sharing this curious coincidence: how small the web (and the world) are. On his Riverflow blog, Joshua explained what “shakuhachi” is. It is a Japanese end-blown flute. It is traditionally made of bamboo, but versions now exist in ABS and hardwoods. It was used by the monks of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism in the practice of suizen (吹禅?, blowing meditation). Its soulful sound made it popular in 1980s pop music in the English-speaking world.

 So here’s the link to NinjutsuLives on YouTube:

http://www.youtube.com/user/NinjutsuLives

 Links to the “Linger” video on YouTube pages:

 Earscapes Channel

http://youtu.be/iTtli44H66w

 Lacer/azioni Channel

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

 www.earscapes.com

 

 

“LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE”: AN “HEALING CLIP” WITH DR.SRINI PILLAY ‘S WORDS

The evocative and deep thoughts expressed by Dr.Srini Pillay about my art in his article at “The Huffington Post”, suggested me to create a videoclip-fragment. So, here it is: thirty seconds of words, music and one of my “lacer/actions” psycho-artworks; I selected “In amniotic fluid” (canvas, 57×87, 2010). The soundtrack is the beautiful Chopin’s “Nocturne n.2” .

It’s a sort of flash of some good thoughts about art and healing from Dr. Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain-imaging researcher, speaker, “Huffpo” columnist and author (“The Life Unlocked”, “The Brain and Business”, “Tle Science behind The Law of Attraction”).

These are the phrases from which I chose the videoclip words”Art is a form of healing whose effects we can see in the brain. When it is as beautiful as Alborghetti’s, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of loss, and the beauty of our own resilience as we make our way through this mysterious life.”

 YOUTUBE LINK

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

BLIPTV LINK

http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/lacer-actions-and-life-srini-pillay-s-words-5546158

ANIMOTO LINK

http://animoto.com/play/tuhJDFO8jtDmYFPK8d6E9g

FACEBOOK LINK

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=209922685736923&saved

LINK TO “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ARTICLE BY SRINI PILLAY

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/911-art_b_953397.html