THE NOTTINGHAM YOU DIDN’T EXPECT… MODERN ART UNDER THE SKY AND ALONG THE STREETS

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, Nottingham, 2015

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During my recent stay in East Midlands for The Ghost Bus short films premiere (March 27, 2015, Bartons Plc, Chilwell) I had the opportunity to have a look around in the very heart of Nottingham trying to catch some images of torn and decomposed posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens (yes, I can’t resist!).

Marysia Zipser, founder of ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and promoter of the short films premiere together with Simon Barton, kindly led me through squares, streets and places from King Street to Old Market Square, from Castle Road to St.Mary’s Gate… And so, while a really beautiful city flowered before  my eyes, with its history and monuments, I also took lot of images for my “Lacer/actions” project.

Nottingham offered me so many “signs” layered on its walls, doors and gates. As an open air gallery, the city of Robin Hood and the incredible red bricks, revealed itself also through absolutely random cracks and scratches. In every street I walked along I noticed particulars and details linked by a common “language and style”.

Along King Street I captured blue oriented images. Near the ancient “Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem” I took pics of grey cracks. In Broad Street some ripped posters presented details in which I had no difficulties to see pop-art elements. And again, I caught black and white images in Hounds Gate, red and blue ones in Low Pavement. Along Goose Gate, outside an alley way, I saw (and impressed on my camera) images that mixed up ripped papers, glue castings, spontaneous drawings left by some anonymous hands.

Yes, in Nottingham, I found in decomposed matters a lot of styles and art streams: from modernism to cubism, from abstractionism to post-modernism, from vorticism to impressionism… Yes, so lot of “ism”, but I prefer to call all those random and natural images with my favourite term: “Lacer/actionism”… Also Nottingham is really an “open air” art museum that you may visit every day, without paying an entrance ticket. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open your eyes wide and let your perceptions flow.

P.S. I thank Marysia Zipser so much for her kindness… Yes, several times I got lost along the tour while shooting photos, but she had always the patience to wait for me…

THE OCTAGONAL BAPTISTERY (XI CENTURY) ON LAKE COMO: THE BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR MY UPCOMING SOLO SHOW

 

My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in a beautiful setting: the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy. My show is scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5,  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. It stands on the left side of the parish Church, where we may find an incredibile Romanesque crypt.

BANNERThe Baptistery is dedicated to St. John (The Baptist) and built in the 11th Century. Its structure looks incredibly simple and essential: we see a squared bell tower and an apse pointed to north. The octagonal plant has a simbolic meaning: in fact number eight coincide with the 7 days of creation plus the one of the Resurrection. Other characteristics signs: the vault, the portal with his three archs, and the inside where you can find fragments of medieval frescos and a baroque pictorial cycle.

The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Every artwork will be introduced quoting a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

Follow the flock of doves… “The Apocalypse” is approachin’…     

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THE FIFTH OF LACER/ACTIONS: 18 VISUAL ARTWORKS FOR L.V. BEETHOVEN (VIDEOCLIP)

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Eighteen artworks from Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project (pictures of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters) go with the celebrated and universally known “Allegro con brio” from Simphony No.5 by L.V.Beethoven. 

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS, 2014 - In the image: detail of a boat's hull

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, 2014 – Detail of a boat’s hull

LACER/ACTIONS 4 E X P O 2 0 1 5 : THE BLACK 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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MY “VISUALS” 4  E X P O  MILANO 2015

“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.

 

 

 

 

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

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