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

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “AN EXTREMELY EXCITING PROJECT” (MELVYN RAWLINSON, ACTOR, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR, PUPPETEER)  

 

Guest Writer: MELVYN RAWLINSON ( ACTOR, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR, PUPPETEER)

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b DSCN0006 (640x480)  For what it’s worth, may I be so presumptuous to share a thought. I think the Ghost Bus Project is about Time.

So often it is time which robs us of our memories and our faculties: to be able to function in the same way we once were able to. The archive film gives us back those memories, a glimpse of the past. But the bus itself has also travelled through time, and like its passengers has also been robbed of many of its faculties. Yet time is also our travelling companion as it takes us on a journey to discover what lies beneath the outer surfaces. Time is stripping back the layers to reveal other landscapes in a different dimension. It’s as if time is moving in two directions and where the two cross is where you find the Ghost Bus. It’s a curious contradiction. In this instance, the bus is the zeitgeist, the receptacle from which these images and emotions spring.

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There were all sort of secondary thoughts about Roberto’s images not being abstract because they’re not abstracted from anything; they are an honest representation of what already exists, if only we take the time to look – so if anything they are extracted images. I guess in some ways we’re already aware of archive footage and even Roberto’s images, however beautiful even mesmerising, seem familiar. Yet the bus is different. To my mind the bus is the star and deserves to be at the heart of the installation and I’m not sure the films and the music should be experienced as separate fragments but more as facets of the central jewel – The Ghost Bus. I think it’s an extremely exciting project and I envy you all!

As a lone film maker – and a part-time one at that – and as a performer I really appreciate the hard work which was needed to get to the point of last Friday’s presentation. It was a brilliant evening and full of images and emotions which will stay with me for a long time. There’s so much potential there I’m sure you’re going to have great fun exploring the project even further. And I don’t need to tell you of the amazing resource you have right in the heart of Beeston and I raise my hat to you and your small team who achieve so much.

Melvyn Rawlinson,

Toton, Nottingham, UK

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“THE GHOST BUS”/ CARD # 10 FROM THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERED ON MARCH 27th IN NOTTINGHAM, UK

CARD # 10This is work # 10 of the Cards Series from “The Ghost Bus” project, an epic voyage and a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?”… The short films will be premiered onMarch 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK.

The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series reproducing 16 artworks.

The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www now over the next weeks collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27, from 6,30 pm). So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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For further informations, please contact:

 

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc,  email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

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“CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS ART IS FROM AN OLD BUS?”

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GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER, Act Group, UK

The exciting new “Ghost Bus” visual art project by Roberto Alborghetti – Italian journalist, writer and visual artist – is now touring the world wide web over the next two months attracting many admirers along the way.  This itinerant “modern art gallery” is culminating in a special short films premiere and social gathering on Friday 27 March at 6.30pm at Bartons Plc, Chilwell High Road, Nottingham, to which you are most cordially invited. 

Website and social media viewers are enthralled and mystified by what Roberto has created from the totally natural and realistic photo images he took last October of the 1956 “Ghost Bus” when he toured the huge Bartons garage site housing superb exhibition and special events space as well as a wonderful collection of vintage vehicles.   Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, THE GHOST BUS, CARD # 5 ("HORIZONS") FROM THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERED ON MARCH 27, UK , WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, THE GHOST BUS, CARD # 5 (“HORIZONS”) FROM THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERED ON MARCH 27, UK , WITH BARTONS PLC AND ACT GROUP.

 

What captured Roberto’s imagination was the story behind the “Ghost Bus” which Simon Barton relayed to him.  The URR 865 AEC Reliance had been slumbering in an open Suffolk field for 20 years, resistant to both scrapping or restoration, before being discovered and brought back to its original fold a few years ago.   

 A vehicle-sister of the “Ghost Bus” had been documented in an incredible 1959 movie in Kodachrome colour of a group of English ladies and gentlemen who toured from Nottingham to the Italian Riviera on a Bartons Road Cruise Holiday, now posted on http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/index.php/2012-01-23-22-22-17/the-ghost-bus.  

Bartons was once the largest independent bus company in Western Europe and one of the first firms in the world to operate a timetabled bus service.

As shown in the short film, some images (“Maps”) come from the Land Rover vehicle that is  parked next to the old bus.  The vehicles are both distressed in the same manner from decades outside, both the same age, British in manufacture and both have decades long association with Barton family. Both vehicles are still on site.

It was good reason for Roberto to create and build a different road trip of the artistic kind between Italy and the land of Robin Hood.   So he set to work incorporating the “Ghost Bus” for his “Lacer/actions” project concerning realistic images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.  

The Ghost Bus project is already attracting media and TV attention in Italy and around the world, so hop on board and enjoy the ride!

 

For further information, please contact:

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  Mob 07899 798487

 

Roberto Alborghetti, email:  ro.alb@alice.it

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc: http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

 email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

  

“THE GHOST BUS” / HOP ON BOARD! THIS IS CARD #7 FROM A VISUAL ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD

CARD # 7

 

This is work#7 of the Cards Series from “The Ghost Bus” project, a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. The 2 films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK.

The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series reproducing 16 artworks.

The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www now over the next weeks collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27, from 6,30 pm). So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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For further informations, please contact:

 

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc,  email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

 

 

 

THE “TANGLES SERIES” VIDEOCLIP: RANDOM AND NATURAL IMAGES SEEN ON WALLS IN ROME

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“So many tangles in life are ultimately hopeless

that we have no appropriate sword

other than laughter.” (Gordon W.Allport)

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions

 

The “Tangles Series” videoclip is part of “LaceR/Actions”, 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 60.000 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 (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) 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.

Now I’m working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015). Films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham, at 6.30pm. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2.0″) will be running on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on 3-4-5 July, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.