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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THE SNAPSHOT-MANIA: THEY COULDN’T HELP TAKING PHOTOS OF “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBITION IN THE MEDIEVAL FORTRESS…

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“Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters”

Roberto Alborghetti Exhibition

Aldobrandesca Fortress

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany – Italy

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Promoted by:

Piancastagnaio Municipality

Osa Onlus

Sponsored by:

Provincia di Siena 

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Opening Time Until January 15, 2013:

10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

THE “SECRET COLLAGES CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS: WORK # 2 (“HE LOVES HIS CHAOS FROM A DISTANCE”)

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGES - "He Loves His Chaos From A Distance" (title from a Meredith Deerheart story), Collage on wood, 2012, 90x40

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGES – “He Loves His Chaos From A Distance” (title from a Meredith Deerheart story), Collage on wood, 2012, 90×40

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“HE LOVES HIS CHAOS FROM A DISTANCE”

by Roberto Alborghetti

Title From A Story by Meredith Deerheart, Indiana, Usa

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM

TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.90X40, framed

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This image  – a collage created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

You find Room #7 in the highest place of the historic castle. It’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition. Here are presented for the first time five and particular artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project. This collage (“He loves his chaos from a distance”) isnpired a story by Meredith Deerheart (blogger,artist and photographer, Indiana, USA).       

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters and urban/street signs. He has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs, collages or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and ripped posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

COLORS AND SHAPES FROM A DROWNED WORLD (AND FROM A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER) /LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 18

 

SCENE FROM A DROWNED WORLD – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 18 – BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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SCENE FROM A DROWNED WORLD

2012

CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA

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This realistic image, reproduced on canvas, is displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.  

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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), scanned in videoclips, or re-constructed with collages, the details of torn and decomposed publicity 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 all around the world.

OVER A THOUSAND STUDENTS RUN AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE VISITING ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW / THE “REVOLUTIONARY CHOICE” TO BRING ART TO YOUNG PEOPLE

by Marco Rossi

Over a thousand students from various regions of Italy have recently visited “Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity Posters”, the Roberto Alborghetti exhibition going on at the impressive Aldobrandesca Fortress in Piancastagnaio, Tuscany (Italy). This extraordinary young people flow coincided with the final events of the XIV edition of “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” (Unknown Pens and Videos) a national Festival promoted by Osa Onlus and the City of Piancastagnaio (Siena). Several school delegations, from primary to high school, had the pleasure of being accompanied on a visit personally by Roberto Alborghetti, who illustrated and described aspects, contexts and realities of his artistic research.

It was a truly amazing experience which brought students into the language of a particular artistic expression. As someone pointed out, it really was a revolutionary choice to see an artist dialoguing and opening his world to the new generations. Was it also an attempt to break rules and taboos which sometimes condemn art in the usual circle of insiders? Yes, Roberto Alborghetti swam against the current, with incredible results: how many other italian art shows recorded in a few days such a high influx of young people? 

Over a thousand students entered through the halls of the impressive XIII Century Tuscany castle, touching with hand – in the true sense of the term – canvases, colors and materials. This is also an unusual way to know and living the language of art, without filters, barriers and conditionings.  

“Colors of an Apocalypse / The Decomposed Publicity  Posters” exhib presents forty artworks (paintings, lithographs, collages and three special limited-edition silk scarves) created by Roberto Alborghetti with the intriguing and fascinating language of his “Lacer/actions Project”. It’s an astonishing research which explores the surprising  world of natural signs, shapes and colors left on the walls along the streets. Students who went up to Aldobrandesca Fortress, in Tuscany, are really left open-mouthed in front of the novelty of this research, in which completely random colors, signs and forms are the key to experience emotions and  feelings.

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“Colors of an Apocalypse

The Decomposed Publicity Posters”

Roberto Alborghetti Show

Aldobrandesca Fortess

Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany  

Opening Time: 10 to 12.30 am/ 17 to 19.30 pm on Saturdays, Sundays and all public holidays.

For information and visits by appointment:

Tel +39 0577/784134

e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it

GAMERZ 2012 / A AIX-EN-PROVENCE (FRANCE) LE FESTIVAL DE LA CREATION CONTEMPORAINE: 50 ARTISTES DANS 6 LIEUX DE LA VILLE

En ces temps marqués par les crises financières et économiques, la surpopulation, le risque nucléaire, les dérèglements climatiques, les dérives idéologiques et les prophéties apocalyptiques, le festival GAMERZ de 2012 (du 19 au 28 octobre) interroge des artistes afin de présenter au public des productions marquant le présent, donnant un reflet de ce tournant unique au travers de la création contemporaine.
GAMERZ fait sauter la banque pour vous faire découvrir et décrypter les ruptures significatives de ces phénomènes, par le biais de créations numériques.Le festival revient pour sa 8e édition à Aix-en-Provence. Cette année, près de 50 artistes internationaux présentent des installations multimédia dans six lieux culturels de la ville. Artistes, professionnels de la création issus de différents réseaux européens se joignent au festival pour proposer au public un circuit d’expositions entièrement gratuit qui, au-delà des aspects récréatifs et culturels, éveillent des réflexions sur les  métamorphoses de notre société.
Cette année encore, M2F Créations présente les œuvres issues de son laboratoire de fabrication à la Maison Numérique. Réalisées dans le cadre de son programme de résidences, et basées sur un partage de savoir-faire ainsi que sur une recherche et un apprentissage horizontal, ces installations se réapproprient des technologies liées à la robotique et aux télécommunications. Avec la volonté de promouvoir la libre circulation des artistes, des idées et des savoir-faire, M2F Créations introduit les notions de mutualisation et de coopération. Le festival développe des projets communs avec différentes structures régionales, nationales et européennes, ouvrant la voie au titre de la Capitale européenne de la Culture en 2013 et donnant lieu à des résidences, des ateliers, des expositions et des performances.
Interventions époustouflantes, concerts improbables, conférences participatives et rencontres professionnelles alimenteront une programmation riche et novatrice à la frontière des arts et des technologies en téléportant le public au cœur de ces nouvelles formes d’expression.

http://www.festival-gamerz.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infos pratiques
Entrée libre et gratuite pour tous les lieux.Ouverture le matin et visites  de groupe sur rendez-vous,pour tout autre renseignement, veuillez contacter l’accueil du festival.
Association M2F Créations: http://www.m2fcreations.fr
Patio du Bois de l’Aune1 place Victor, Schoelcher 13090 Aix-en-Provence, 04 88 05 05 6706 10 86 80 88,  m2fcreations@hotmail.fr

FROM “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW / THE DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS” – “THE SUN BECAME BLACK…”

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

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“THE SUN BECAME BLACK AS SACKCLOTH MADE OF HAIR, AND THE WHOLE MOON BECAME AS BLOOD”

(Apocalypse of John, 6,12)

2012

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This image  (reproduced on canvas) is displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show – “Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”– at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Italy). The show continues through to January 15, 2013.

The exhibition – displaced in seven rooms in an ascensional way –  also features a limited-edition of a three silk scarves series created by Roberto Alborghetti in collaboration with renowned textile designer Bruno Boggia (who worked with the most famous international fashion designers).

Opening Time: 10-12,30/17-19,30 (Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays).

For informations and visits by appointment: 039 0577 784134 ; e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it.

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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.