FUERTEVENTURA (SPAIN) / SEASCAPE STORIES FROM CRACKS OF AN “ART INSTALLATION” (BUT IT’S A WASTE CONTAINER…)

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I’ve already written some posts about Fuerteventura, a beautiful and wild part of the Canary Islands where I found fascinating beaches, dunes, hills, towns and a blue, limpid sea… but for me there was another Fuerteventura: one I happened on through my art research.

I usually capture and document my “Lacer/actions” – images of torn and decomposed posters or cracks – wherever I travel. However, something I found in Morro Jable town (a nice city of “Peninsula de Jandia”, in the South) captivated my attention.

In Plaza don Carlos, near Riu Hotel, there stood a platform of bins to separate waste collection. The outside of a blue container designated for paper showed strange cracks with shapes and signs. Most compelling, though, were the blue-based scenes created from varied layers of paper residual, crevices, rusts, dusts, sand, cuts. I worked a lot with my cameras around the big blue trash container and I imagine passers-by were asking themselves if I had some problems.

I’m pleased to present, in two parts, a small selection of those abstract (and conceptual) images I took around the blue container.  I see the images as unique expression revealing some of the seascape stories of Fuerteventura.

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SOMETHING HOT… BUT IT’S JUST A RIPPED POSTER – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 4

SOMETHING HOT… BUT IT’S JUST A RIPPED POSTER / LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 4 by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Images of Torn (publi)City

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SOMETHING HOT… BUT IT’S JUST A RIPPED POSTER

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

TALKIN’ TO MY BRAIN IN POSITIVE – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 3

LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS – BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Images of Torn (publi)City

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TALKIN’ TO MY BRAIN IN POSITIVE

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped posters and urban 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”, inspired by Srini Pillay’s words from his book “The Science Behind The Law Of Attraction”.

“THE ASTONISHING DIMENSION OF DECOMPOSITION”: ITALIAN REVIEW “ISOLA 21” REPORTS ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART

 The Italian magazine “Isola 21”, in its last issue, has dedicated one full page to Roberto Alborghetti “Lacer/actions” Art. The article is signed by journalist Laura Di Teodoro who reports about Roberto visual research devoted to torn posters and urban signs. During his interview, the Italian artist talks how and when he began to collect the incredible images of ripped ads he finds on the cities walls around the world. Laura Di Teodoro writes: “Roberto Alborghetti Art is essentially based on the observation of all what passes under our eyes… Sometimes we risk not to see the colors that surround us – Alborghetti points out -. If we try to stop for some seconds maybe we have the way to discover that even some paper wastes can give unrivalled chromaticisms… Paper doesn’t dye; the more it is decomposed, the more it is astonishing”.

Laura Di Teodoro writes: “In fact – as Roberto Alborghetti says – we find difficulties to think that behind faded and torn messages there may still be “something” to be seen or discovered. But these lacerated images – from this term comes the “Lacer/actions” brand – continue to be a mirror of the talking city. They are the post-communicating findings of a product, an event, a performing idea… 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.”  

“Isola 21” (“Island 21”, from the name of a territory in Milan area) is a full-color review edited by journalist and author Giuseppe Zois.  

 

ISOLA 21” SCRIVE SULLE “LACER/AZIONI” DI ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Il periodico “Isola 21”, nel numero uscito pochi giorni fa, dedica una intera pagina a Roberto Alborghetti ed al suo progetto artistico “Lacer/azioni”. L’articolo è firmato da Laura Di Teodoro. “Isola 21”, 42 pagine, a quattro colori, è diretta dal giornalista e scrittore Giuseppe Zois. Pubblichiamo qui sopra la riproduzione della pagina con l’articolo.

SPECIAL PREVIEW: MY NEXT “LACER/ACTIONS” SHOW IN A XIII CENTURY CASTLE IN TUSCANY

 YOUTUBE LINK:

http://youtu.be/n7Ds0Hc_iFY

ANIMOTO LINK:

http://animoto.com/play/ZzjjbpBwRWcguCt9gi3fVg

A special preview about next Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Show. It will take place in an enchanting and wonderful location:  a XIII Century fortress in the heart of Tuscany (Italy). It’s already announced as one of the most awaited events of 2012. From September 27 to November 4, 2012. Rocca Aldobrandesca, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany. Organized by local Municipality and Siena Territory Communities and Associations.   

Una speciale “preview” sulla prossima mostra delle “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti, in programma nella suggestiva Rocca Aldobrandesca (sec. XIII) di Piancastagnaio (Siena). Dal 27 settembre al 4 novembre 2012. Promuove il Comune di Piancastagnaio con enti e associazioni.

STOP THE PLASTIC INVASION ON OUR SHORES: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE LAUNCHES THE 17TH “OCEAN INITIATIVES”

  Dear defenders of our shores, river banks, lakesides and seabed, save the dates of 22, 23, 24, and March 25, 2012. The archetypal symbol for the protection and preservation of our coastlines in the fight against aquatic waste, Surfrider Foundation Europe is organising the 17th Ocean Initiatives. This year the target is the plastic that represents from 60 to 90% of the waste found (sources: Ocean Initiatives and UNEP report 2011). Ocean Initiatives integrate into the Rise Above Plastics campaign (RAP) launched by Surfrider US and embraced by the rest of the global network. RAP highlights the inevitable consequences of the plastic invasion on our ecosystems if we do not put a stop to it fast. The objective of the Rise Above Plastics campaign is to reduce the impact of single-use plastics on the marine environment by raising people’s awareness to the dangers of plastic pollution, and by advocating the reduction of their use. The solution lies in the rule of the 4 Rs: Refuse, Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle.

 Through these operations, Surfrider Foundation Europe aims at raising awareness, mobilizing citizens and public authorities to take action against the scourge of aquatic litter. Dear defenders of oceans, lakes, rivers and seabed, save the dates of 22, 23, 24, and March 25, 2012. Hundreds of operations throughout Europe and the world on beaches, lakes, rivers and seabed will be simultaneously organized by volunteers and local chapters. The extent of your mobilisation will also determine the impact and weight the demands of Surfrider Foundation Europe can have on the national and European institutions. With the support of Surfrider’s Head Office, every citizen has the opportunity to get involved in the fight against aquatic waste by organizing or participating in a clean-up operation. Surfrider Foundation Europe is responsible for coordinating the various operations, to provide logistical support to each volunteer and report on the event.

Event’s posters are available online; all information on Ocean Initiatives is available at: www.oceaninitiatives.org

ABOUT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE

Surfrider Foundation Europe is an environmental non-profit making organisation (conforming to the French law passed in 1901) created in 1990 in France (Biarritz). In the course of its existence it has acquired real expertise in researching environmental issues, campaigning on the local scale as well as creating and disseminating educational tools. Today it brings together a network of 1700 volunteers, 10000 members and over 45000 supporters with around forty local branches, active in 12 European countries. For more information: www.surfrider.eu

SOS STOPOILSPILL / VIDEOCLIP

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/s-o-s-stopoilspill-my-artworks-against-offshore-oil-rig-activities/

STOP ALL’INVASIONE DI PLASTICA SULLE COSTE: SURFRIDER FOUNDATION EUROPE LANCIA LA 17A EDIZIONE DI “INIZIATIVE OCEANICHE”

Appuntamento per tutti i difensori delle nostre coste, argini, fiumi e fondali marini il 22, 23, 24, e 25 marzo 2012. Simbolo per eccellenza della protezione e salvaguardia del nostro litorale, per lottare contro i rifiuti acquatici, Surfrider Foundation Europa organizza la 17ima edizione delle Iniziative Oceaniche. Quest’anno l’obiettivo è la plastica che rappresenta dal 60 al 90% dei rifiuti (fonti: Iniziative Oceaniche e rapporto dell’UNEP 2011).

Le Iniziative Oceaniches’integrano alla campagna Rise Above Plastics (RAP – Riduciamo la nostra impronta di plastica!) lanciata da Surfrider Stati Uniti e impiegata dal resto della rete mondiale. RAP spiega quali sono le conseguenze di questa invasione nelle nostre coste se non interveniamo rapidamente. L’obiettivo della campagna Rise Above Plastics è di ridurre l’impatto della plastica a unico utilizzo sull’ambiente marino sensibilizzando sul tema dei pericoli dell’inquinamento plastico e indicando come poterlo ridurre alla base. Come soluzione, la regola delle 4 R: rifiutiamo, riduciamo, riutilizziamo e ricicliamo. Surfrider Foundation Europe ambisce attraverso queste operazioni a sensibilizzare e mobilizzare i cittadini e i poteri pubblici al fine di lottare contro il flagello dei rifiuti acquatici.

Appuntamento a tutti i difensori degli oceani, laghi, fiumi e fondali marini il 22, 23, 24, e 25 marzo 2012. Centinaia di operazioni ovunque in Europa e nel mondo in spiagge, laghi, fiumi e fondali marini saranno simultaneamente organizzate da volontari e dalle antenne locali. Da questa mobilitazione dipendono l’impatto e il peso delle rivendicazioni di Surfrider di fronte alle istituzioni nazionali ed europee. Con l’appoggio della sede di Surfrider, tutti i cittadini hanno la possibilità d’impegnarsi per combattere i rifiuti acquatici organizzando o partecipando a un’operazione di pulizia. Surfrider Foundation Europa s’incarica della coordinazione delle differenti operazioni, di apportare un sostegno logistico a ciascun volontario e di promuovere l’evento. Tutte le informazioni riguardanti le Iniziative Oceaniche sono disponibili sul sito: www.oceaninitiatives.org

 

Surfrider Foundation Europeè un’associazione ambientalista (legge francese 1901) creata nel 1990 in Francia (Biarritz). Durante il corso della sua esistenza, ha sviluppato una reale competenza nel campo della ricerca, azione locale come anche nella creazione e diffusione di strumenti pedagogici. Oggi l’associazione unisce una rete di 1700 volontari, 10000 aderenti, più di 45000 simpatizzanti di una quarantina di antenne locali attive in 12 paesi d’Europa.

Per maggiori informazioni: www.surfrider.eu

 

 

STREETS OF LONDON, “OPEN AIR” ART GALLERY

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In the very heart of London catchin’ images of torn posters and signs from the walls… For my “Lacer/actions” art.

During my recent participation at Parallax AF at La Galleria, I had the way to have a look around in the very heart of London trying to catch some images of torn and decomposed posters (yes, I can’t resist!) The British metropolis offered me again so many signs layed on its walls. As an open air gallery, London revealed itself through incredible colors and shapes. In every street I walked along I noticed particulars and details all linked by a sort of a common language and dye.

In Haymarket, not so distant from La Galleria, I captured blue oriented images. In High Holborn Street the dominat color was green. In St. Giles Street some ripped posters presented details in which I had no difficulties to see pop-art elements. And again: I catched black and white images in Leicester Square, red and blue in Yorkway. Along Moor Street, outside a dockyard, I saw (and impressed on my camera) images that mixed up ripped papers, glue castings, spontaneous drawings left by some anonymous hands. Such incredible colored effects!

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART – 2011

As usually, in ripped and decomposed publicity posters I find 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 images with my favourite term: “Lacer/actionism”… London 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 an let your perception flow.

Roberto Alborghetti

 WATCH THE CLIP…

YouTube

http://youtu.be/ShJ_j-s06Go

Animoto

http://animoto.com/play/WBPxxng94YhTOhtaq1nu3g