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

MY ABSTRACT WORKS TO REMEMBER A DAY: 70 YEARS AGO IN ITALY THE LIBERATION FROM NAZISM AND FASCISM

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Seventy seconds to remember the Italian Day of Liberation from nazi-fascism and Seventy years since the end of World War II . My abstract and visual works  – they’re random and realistic images of ripped and decomposed publicity posters on outdoor billboards – for a chromo and musical experience remembering April 25, 1945… I de-structured and re-structured the colors of the Italian flag (white, red and green) as a tribute to the dream of freedom comin’ from a Nation and from a People. 

Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2015

Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2015

“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE”: THE OFFICIAL FLYER OF MY NEXT SOLO SHOW ON LAKE COMO (ITALY)

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COLORI DI UN’APOCALISSE – COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015

The Official Flyer of my next solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse″ – taking place in an amazing Romanesque temple, on Lake Como, Italy. My show is exceptionally scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5, 2015, 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: St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a really beautiful setting for my upcoming show. The image-symbol of the show is a limited-edition silk scarf created for my “Lacer/actions” project with the collaboration of Italian textile designer Bruno Boggia. As you see in the flyer, the silk scarf looks like a dove…It’s a sign of hope, because I think Apocalypse Book in itself is a story of hope…    

“THE BEESTONIAN” MAGAZINE “REVEALS” THE GHOST BUS… A GREAT PAGE BY CHRISTOPHER FROST

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It’s out in UK the new issue of “The Beestonian” magazine with a great page about “The Ghost Bus” project I’ve created with Bartons Plc and Act Group. Journalist and photographer Christopher Frost reports about the short films in Chilwell-Nottingham, at Bartons Plc. It’s a wonderful story about this artistic and human experience made and developed around an old and rusty vehicle… Thank you so much Christopher Frost for your great article! The Beestonian mag is also available in the e-version at Issuu.com platform.

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “AN ARRAY AND SUCCESSION OF VIBRANT IMAGES” (ROBERT RICHARDSON, PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL ARTIST)

 

Guest Writer: ROBERT RICHARDSON, Photographer, Visual artist

http://www.bobzlenz.com/

 

PHOTOS BY ROBERT RICHARDSON

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The narrative of “The Ghost Bus” is compelling. An Italian artist encounters an old, decaying bus in the middle of England. He photographs details of its surface and returns to show, in the garage where it is kept, a video artwork made from his singular documentation.

I was one of an intrigued and fascinated audience who enjoyed an array and succession of vibrant images. We could also reflect on the inherent wonders of the mundane, meaning it is not mundane at all.

Afterwards, and behind the screen, was “The Ghost Bus” itself. Along with others, I approached it almost as if it was a holy relic. Roberto Alborghetti’s vision is one of transformation: what was dying had been given a new and spectacular life.

I’ve posted a few “snaps” on my Facebook artist’s page. Here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/RobertRichardson.VisualArtist

 

Robert Richardson, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

http://www.bobzlenz.com/

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “IMPRESSIVE FILMS AND EXCITING EVENT” (CHRISTOPHER FROST, JOURNALIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Guest Writer and Photographer: CRISTOPHER FROST (Nottingham Daily Photo, The Beestonian, PostLite)

http://beestonblog.blogspot.it/

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There was an unusual, and exciting event that took place in Beeston (March 27, 2015), a world premiere film show based on close up photographs of the ‘Ghost Bus'; the old dilapidated Bartons bus that was found rotting in a Suffolk field.

The bus made its first appearance at Bartons in October 2012, and of course I popped along to see and write about it for this blog. Last October a well known Italian writer and visual artist called Roberto Alborghetti saw the bus for the first time and was amazed at the state of the vehicle. He then spent a couple of hours taking 500 close up photos of the rust, peeled paint and general distress on the buses bodywork and has turned 130 of them into a thirteen minute film, naturally called The Ghost Bus.

Besides seeing the film, Bartons had put lights and a smoke machine inside the bus, to give it a supernatural and atmospheric air, amplified by the darkness of the garage setting. Would you want to spend the night alone on this bus?

Roberto has also made a shorter, six minute film, using some of the other photos called Seaside Film, Both films were impressive and well received by the audience. There was also time for a small question and answer session.

It was a wonderful event, and for those that are curious about what the film looks like, Roberto has put a small extract on YouTube – https://youtu.be/1YWqP38vHQo

http://beestonblog.blogspot.it/2015/03/spirited-away.html?spref=tw

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THE GHOST BUS/FEEDBACKS: “EXCITING, DRAMATIC AND EMOTIONAL SPECTACLE!” (PAM MILLER, FINE ARTIST)

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Guest Writer: PAM MILLER, Fine Artist

http://www.pammiller.co.uk/index.php

Photos: Roberto Alborghetti

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What a great evening last Friday at Bartons was, when Roberto Alborghetti presented his Ghost Bus films!
Initially, the audience was treated to archive film of the Bartons’ bus in service, as the first tour operator in Italy and beyond. How fascinating this was and appeared to totally captivate its viewers.
As if this wasn’t spellbinding enough, what came next was even more enthralling, presented very professionally by its producer, Roberto Alborghetti (introduced by Marysia Zipser, Art-Culture-Tourism Group Founder). Nothing had prepared me (and it seems the rest of the audience) to the exciting spectacle that followed, a dramatic, emotional series of images created from photographs taken of the scratched and deteriorating paintwork from the surface of the old Bartons bus that had been ‘put out to grass’, at the end of its service.

These images, entitled ‘Lacer/actions’, were projected onto a large screen, incredibly imaginatively, like abstract paintings, juxtaposed alongside quotes from writers, such as Tennyson and with such intensity of rhythm and power and incorporating music of equal emotive force.

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The film was projected from a Bartons’ vehicle in deep darkness within the Bartons’ building and, as I was sitting at the side of the vehicle and slightly lower, the vehicle had a massive presence, giving me the sensation of being transported right into the film and the imaginary world of Roberto – the abstract images, the titles of which were maps, lands, skies, horizons…….indeed, I was transported back to Zambia (where I lived in the mid to late seventies), when viewing the orange and gold abstracts – ‘Lacer/actions’ inspired by the surface of a Land Rover – a truely emotional experience for me.
Roberto’s second film inspired by The Ghost Bus was also exciting to view. In this instance, the film was more experimental, an attempt to combine watercolour painting with the more hard-edged abstract photographs of The Ghost Bus. If anything, I do believe he will progress this idea further if he softens the edges of the photographic images of the scratches and deteriorating paintwork on the bus, to ‘marry’ the organic quality of watercolour with the photographed scratches/deterioration of paint. Tom, James, Richard and Simon Barton’s incorporated music complimented well the visual display of imagery.
To conclude, Roberto, in my opinion, is to be congratulated on his highly professional production and presentation of his Ghost Bus body of work, as is Marysia, who has shown much vision in engaging such a talented Italian artist/writer within The Creative Industries of Beeston and Chilwell. Congratulations, too, are due to Simon Barton (and Marysia) who has demonstrated such creative thinking in the hosting of this event. Grateful thanks, also, go to Simon for providing refreshments on the night and for being such an excellent host, along with members of his family.
Finally, it must be said that it was interesting to ‘meet’ the owner of ‘The Ghost Bus’, after the films; also, to witness Roberto’s kindness, in presenting her, along with Marysia and Simon, with printed canvases of his ‘Lacer/actions’ and wonderful printed scarves (also of the Lacer/actions) for Marysia and Jeannie Barton.
Many thanks to Roberto – long may he continue with his ‘Lacer/actions’ project. Printed ceramics next? Yes, a great idea of Roberto’s, I do believe.  Mille grazie!
Very best wishes.

Pam Miller