“THE TREE OF LIFE”… / MAGNIFICATION OF CRACKS ON A WASTE-CONTAINER IN AMSTERDAM CITY…

Inspired by “The Tree Of Life”

A Terrence Malick’s movie

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Roberto Alborghetti, Cracks, Lacer/actions Proj.

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© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

Work on Aluminium, 80x 60, 2014

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The image is a magnification of cracks on a waste-container placed in Amsterdam near the Royal Palace (2012).

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THE TREE OF LIFE ON ALUMINIUM – THE CLIP

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Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, about the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings (my realistic and not manipulated images are transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles). Since 2009 I’ve been also workin’ on metal, plastic or stony surfaces, or metal and plastic platings. So, I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. My eyes and cameras discovered, in cracks magnifications, another astonishing textures in what we usually consider waste materials. Also my Cracks are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images, as you see in this picture. More Cracks in this special gallery…

THE CRACKS GALLERY – robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com

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NEW YORK CITY: LAST WEEK FOR “LAUGHTER”, A CONTAGIOUS, PARADOXICAL, DESTABILIZING AND CORPORAL LANGUAGE…

Last week for “Laughter”, on view in New York City  through July 27 organized by Kari Cwynar. The exhibition is featuring works by Christian Boltanski, Jacqueline Hoang Nguyen, Yoshua Okón, Stuart Ringholt, Althea Thauberger.

                              

In January 1962, an unexplained laughter epidemic began in the town of Kashasha in Tanganyika (now Tanzania) in Central Africa, spanning six months, spreading through the region, and affecting hundreds. The epidemic began with three schoolgirls in a classroom, possibly the result of a joke, and quickly spiraled out of control. The year 1962 marked Tanganyika’s independence, and citizens were facing significant change. In this context, the epidemic appears to have been an outbreak of mass hysteria – a Mass Psychogenic Illness, a blanket term for the spread of symptoms of illness among a cohesive group in which the cause is psychological rather than organic. The story prompts consideration of the nature of the laughter, this ubiquitous and seemingly banal action.

http://www.apexart.org/exhibitions/cwynar.php presents, with the works of five artists, laughing as an ambiguous and involuntary mode of communication: a contagious, paradoxical, destabilizing, and corporal language. It is considered here apart from the joke and instead as an action or object itself; a passionate response with the ability to unsettle (ourselves, others, social order).                        

ABOUT THE CURATOR     

Kari Cwynar (1985) is a Canadian curator and writer currently based in Amsterdam. With a background in Art History and an interest in language, Cwynar has written about art for numerous magazines and exhibition catalogues, and has held curatorial positions at The Banff Centre and the National Gallery of Canada. She is a participant in the 2012-2013 de Appel Curatorial Programme, and recently co-curated the group exhibition Bourgeois Leftovers at deAppel arts centre, Amsterdam.

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SIGNS OF A CITY / MORE INDECIPHERABLE CODES FROM AMSTERDAM WALLS…#2

 

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Amsterdam city (The Netherlands) reveals itself also through random images of ripped and decomposed publicity poster we may see along the streets and canals. During my last  visit I gathered interesting and capturing images which are really part of colors, shapes and moods of the so called “Venice of Northern Europe”. Rugs, papers, glue, dust, spray colors residuals and other materials mixed with torn posters gave origin to some fascinating and even disquieting scenes, where light and dark seem to create an obscure dimension or some indecipherable codes… It’s just the world of Lacer/actions…

SIGNS OF A CITY / SOME INDECIPHERABLE CODES FROM AMSTERDAM WALLS…#1

 RA logo LACER-AZIONI - Copia (2)

I think Amsterdam city (The Netherlands) reveals itself also through random images of ripped and decomposed publicity poster we may see along the streets and canals. During my last  visit I gathered interesting and capturing images which are really part of colors, shapes and moods of the so called “Venice of Northern Europe”. Rugs, papers, glue, dust, spray colors residuals and other materials mixed with torn posters gave origin to some fascinating and even disquieting scenes, where light and dark seem to create an obscure dimension or some indecipherable codes… It’s just the world of Lacer/actions…

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RELATED ARTICLE:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/signs-of-a-city-an-unusual-and-public-art-installation-in-the-very-heart-of-amsterdam/

SIGNS OF A CITY : AN UNUSUAL (AND PUBLIC) “ART INSTALLATION” IN THE VERY HEART OF AMSTERDAM…

I usually catch my “Lacer/actions” – Images Of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters and Urban Tokens – in the most strange places of the world. But what I recently saw in Amsterdam city centre is really interesting. Near the Royal Palace and Magna Plaza Shopping Center, there was a big iron container in which workers were putting every sort of materials (they were renewing the tram railway). Roberto Alborghetti Laceractions Amsterdam II (7)

On the big container sides I saw an incredible series of signs, shapes and colors created and originated by weather conditions (rain, sun, humidity, frost…) and by wear (and tear) of time. I show here a very little selection of the images series I took around the big container. I like to repeat that all my “Lacer/actions” works are realistic, natural and not manipulated pictures. So enjoy a natural and unusual “Art installation” in the very heart of Amsterdam City.

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DREAMS HANGOVER / COLORS & SIGNS OF A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 16

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“Dreams Hangover”

LaceR/Actions Project

Realistic and not manipulated image

Canvas/Mixed media, 68×46

Location: Amsterdam, 2012

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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.

This image  (reproduced on canvas) will be exhibited during the next Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which will place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Italy), from October 6 to November 4, 2012 .

NEW CLIP: “COLORS MACHINE” / JONTEKNIK MUSIC + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

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 Jonteknik soundtrack (“Music Machine”) goes with Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Art – Realistic Images of Decomposed and Torn Posters. Colors and electro music for a compelling sensorial experience… One minute of pure fun in an HD videoclip.

Based in Brighton (UK) writer, producer and remixer, Jonteknik (Jon Russell) has also co-written with Paul Humphreys (OMD) and Claudia Brucken.

http://www.jonteknikmusic.com/