A WINDOW ON THE WORLD: ARTICLE BY MARYSIA ZIPSER ABOUT MY ARTWORK DEDICATED TO THE VICTIMS OF KEFALONIA MASSACRE

 

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Blogger and Media Presenter Marysia Zipser (Founder of ACT Group in Beeston, Nottingham, UK) wrote an interesting article (“Art and cultural diversity”) about the artpiece I dedicated to the Victims and Martyrs of Kefalonia massacre (the canvas reproduces one of my abstract photos for “Lacer/actions” project and research). This is the link to her article posted at Linkedin Pulse Blog:

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/art-cultural-diversity-marysia-zipser

 

ABSTRACT ON THE STREETS… THEY’RE PHOTOS OF TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS ON OUTDOOR BILLBOARDS…

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions 2016

What you see in this photogallery are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but photos of real and random torn publicity posters I saw on an outdoor billboard. They are the result of various and different overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising publicity posters with different contents. 

I was lucky enough to catch them and to take pictures for my “Lacer/actions” Project and Archive which now count more than 90,000 abstract images I collected so far around the world.

I think that these random pics, as well as the thousands I have captured and documented so far , would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and  Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that the true and genuine art – a sort of evolution of the same street art – consists of leaving the torn and decomposed publicity posters where they are staying: on the billboards. This could be a fascinating and random show which transforms our cities in free outdoor “galleries”…

For infos: ro.alb@alice.it

 

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: “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

RED LONDON CRACKS / 12 MAGNIFICATIONS OF CREVICES ON IRON SHEET (ALONG VICTORIA EMBANKMENT)

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

Following the videoclip, this is a photogallery presenting 12 magnifications of random images of red cracks and scratches I took in London, on October 8, 2014, for my  “Lacer/Actions” Project and Research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices, industrial tokens and urban “signs”. The pictures were shooted from an iron sheet along Victoria Embankment.

Watch the videoclip:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2014/12/22/colors-of-holidays-red-london-cracks-the-winter-wonderland-videoclip/

 

 ABOUT “LACER/ACTIONS”

LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches and urban and industrial signs (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 50.000 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 was 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-February 2015).

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“UPLIFTING SPIRITS” : MARIE DEERHEART POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ARTWORK – # 7

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ABOUT MARIE  DEERHEART

www.healingminds.wordpress.com

Marie DeerHeart (USA) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Marie, known to blog readers as ~Meredith, writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Marie’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating grant-based movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students.  When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Marie redirected her artistry and returned to school, studying architecture and art history (University of Minnesota).  Her most recent works offer imaginative perspectives on daily life and nature.

 

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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Roberto Alborghetti (Milan area, Italy) is journalist, author and visual artist. His “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. He has been collected so far about 50.000 images then transferred on canvases, lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk) or re-built on collages and scanned in videoclips, giving new expressions to matter decomposition.

His “Colors of an Apocalypse” Show took place for 100 days in the XIII Century Aldobrandesca Fortress in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013. His most recent projects are:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip and installations inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (with autistic kids, 2013 and 2014 ), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). Roberto Alborghetti artworks 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 he’s working on “The Ghost Bus” project, in collaboration with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK.

COLORS OF EARTH AND SKY… LIMITED-EDITION SILK SCARVES: DESIGN FROM DECOMPOSED OUTDOOR ADS

From torn and decomposed publicity posters to silk scarves design… After to be transferred on canvases and lithographic prints, Roberto Alborghetti artworks were chosen to create a series of three textile designs thanks to the collaboration of Bruno Boggia Studio (Como, Italy) who worked with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci,  Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine,  Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana…).

The design is unique: it reproduces details, colors and shapes of images concerning ripped and decomposed paper on oudoor advertisings (Lacer/actions project). Images about ripped  and disfigured posters, left to decompose on walls or billboards, are now on soft silk scarves – pure “crepe de chine” – ready to be worn, as you may see in this photogallery dedicated to one of the three subjects (“Shared moods”).

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR-Actions – Limited-Edition Silk Scarves

 Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – Three Images Series. Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy). “Shared Moods”, Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

For infos and acquisitions:

ro.alb@alice.it