BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM: THE “CENTRAL WASTE” CONTAINER AS AN ART INSTALLATION # 1

In Beeston, on the road to Nottingham (UK) you may have the surprise of running into a kind of art installation … Scratches, drawings, traces and lines come to life on the surface of a large yellow waste container (Central Waste). Yes, pure street art, or better: natural art on the street… Here are some of the many photographs I took around this large “pool” that carries with it the signs of time and human work.

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery are  just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. 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 and scratches give new meanings and expressions to matter decomposition, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from my collection of about 120.000 images captured so far around the world.

Interested in acquiring these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

© Roberto Alborghetti (37)

© Roberto Alborghetti

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A Beeston, sulla strada per Nottingham (Regno Unito) puoi avere la sorpresa di imbatterti in una specie di installazione d’arte… Graffi, disegni, tracce e linee prendono vita sulla superficie di un grande contenitore giallo di rifiuti (Central Waste). Ecco alcune delle tante fotografie che ho scattato attorno a questa grande “vasca” che porta con se i segni del tempo e del lavoro.

 

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COLORS & SCRATCHES ALONG NOTTINGHAM AND BEESTON STREETS (UK) #1

© Roberto Alborghetti

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated macro photos of the amazing imperfection of the real world we CAN see around us. I saw these scratches and decomposed matters along Beeston and Nottingham streets (UK) – the Land of Robin Hood – during my last visit, in March. Yes, where The Ghost Bus and the Land Rover Mapping projects have been made… 

Interested in purchasing these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Roberto Alborghetti “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. 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, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from the collection of about 110.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

A Roberto Alborghetti Solo Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse”) was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) and in the Romanesque Temple on Lake Como (Lenno). In Nottingham he developed 2 projects (The Ghost Bus, The Land Rover Mapping) with Bartons Plc and ACT Group founded by Marysia Zipser.

WELCOME TO NOTTINGHAM (UK) FOR A NEW AND EPIC VOYAGE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD!

Nottingham Post March 9, 18

The Ghost Bus is on the road again in the Land of Robin Hood! Journalist Christopher Frost wrote this article on “The Beestonian” magazine: “Film is on the agenda at Chilwell Arts Theatre, when Italian artist and journalist Roberto Alborghetti unveils his latest film ‘Land Rover Mapping’, which is based around an old Land Rover that is stored at the former Barton’s bus depot. Roberto is no stranger to Beeston, as in March 2015 the ‘Ghost Bus’ experience was launched through Marysia Zipser’s ACT (Art, Culture, Tourism) organisation. This featured close up photographs of an old rusty and dilapidated Bartons bus from the 1950s, which had been dragged out of a field, where it had lain for many years. The Ghost Bus theme has since taken on a life of itself, having been turned into a dress by designer Yarden Mitrani and launched in Piancastagnaio in Tuscany in October 2015. Marysia has recently been busy inviting artists and photographers to Beeston to enjoy a cultural experience. Digital artist Joe Ganech makes a welcome return from his home in Brussels… Dublin based photographer Theresa Moynes will be appearing again, and flying in from Tennessee is graphic artist Kimberley Pelkey, who specialises in creating colourful animals. Local artists will also be featured at Marysia’s studio at the Hive on Union Street, with a photo exhibition that has an Italian flavour, to tie in with Roberto’s visit and other artwork by local artists… If you fancy coming to the screening of the Land Rover film, then tickets cost £5 and are available on the door”.

This is timed schedule list in order of sequence of the great Video Show at Chilwell Arts Theatre in Beeston, Nottingham, UK, on March 9, 2018: The original “The Ghost Bus”, Short Film by Roberto Alborghetti created with pictures of the old Bus at Barton Garage; The Ghost Bus Seaside Town, Video by Roberto Alborghetti / Music by Barton Family; Colours of Nottingham Streets: “Can I Think of Love?”,  Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with image created along Nottingham streets;  Beeston Rylands short film by Canalside; “Soon”, Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with Beeston images; Land Rover Mapping Film, World Premiere of the Short Film made at Barton Garage.

Can you believe that this art is from an old Land Rover?

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LAND ROVER MAPPING: THE OFFICIAL PROGRAMME OF THE EVENTS IN BEESTON – NOTTINGHAM (MARCH 9-10)

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GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER – ACT GROUP

For his 5th time to Beeston since October 2014, Roberto Alborghetti is now one of our Beeston community and a highly respected VIP of Nottingham. Roberto is not only the biographer to Pope Francis, but a wonderful visual artist, award winning Arts & Culture & Environmental journalist, best selling author, and Chief Editor of OKAY! Magazine established 20 years ago, which goes out to every school in Italy.  He regularly lectures all around Italy to students and presents at European book fairs which now accounts in thousands.  Roberto is an inspiration to us British citizens, and has now been honoured by the City of Nottingham Lord Mayor on his March visit in 2017.

Since the Show of The Ghost Bus short films which Roberto produced March 2015 with Bartons plc at Chilwell, in conjunction with ACT / Art Culture Tourism, there has been global impact and publicity, which has grown and grown each year.  It has brought a wonderful collaboration and strong links between Beeston/Nottingham and Tuscany which has developed into a business and art/cultural and food/drink/fashion/textiles and festivals synergy.  And so the ACT/The Ghost Bus Project/Robin Hood Initiative is travelling around the world 2018, to countries who wish to collaborate to help sustain their art, cultural, tourism and educational projects.  For the last two years, countries like USA, Canada, Egypt, Mexico and Ghana, to name a few, are particularly keen for us to visit them to initiate such projects.

Here is Roberto’s draft programme curated by myself for your consideration and attendance/event participation.

Friday 9th

11.00-13.00 hrs  Opening launch of the ACT Italy Arts & Photography Exhibition 9th-24th March, at The Hive, 2 Union Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LT.  Press launch and Roberto to meet the Beeston community & dignitaries.

14.00 – 16.00  TBC Invitation as guest speaker at Nottingham Trent University (city centre campus) to Visual Arts, Art & Design & Journalism students OR University of Nottingham (Highfields Beeston campus) History of Art, History & International Affairs students.

During above time, he may be invited to meet the present Lord Mayor of Nottingham Cllr Michael Edwards at Council House.  Or the Lord Mayor may visit university campus for Roberto’s lecture TBC…

19.00 – 21.00 hrs  World premiere of The Land Rover Mapping short film and Ghost Bus films at Chilwell Arts Theatre, Beeston, Nottingham.  VIPs, local dignitaries, sponsors, & local film celebrities attending. https://www.facebook.com/chilwellartstheatre/  I have also invited the London Italian Ambassador /his Cultural & Business Attaches 9th-10th March.  The Sheriff of Nottingham Cllr Glyn Jenkins and Nottingham’s official Robin Hood, Tim Pollard, have confirmed and will be attending.  I have also invited the Mayor of Broxtowe to attend.

21.00-23.00 hrs  L’Oliva Bar/Bistro, Beeston High Street for invited VIP guests (& main event sponsors) & Ghost Bus Friends, for authentic Italian food and drink.  24 pax.  Host Marco di Blasi (Sicilian). Also Beeston Film Festival sponsor.

8th – 11th March – Beeston Film Festival – now the biggest international short films festival in the Midlands, at The White Lion.  ACT is a sponsor for 2nd year, for Best Audience Vote, awarded by me on Sunday evening 11th Jan.   International participation, 300 films submitted from around the world before closing date 1st Jan.

https://www.facebook.com/beestonfilm/

http://festival.beestonfilm.com/

 

Saturday 10th March

10.00-12.00 hrs Roberto meeting the Beeston & Nottingham community and students at The Hive.  I am also inviting the Bishop of Nottingham  http://dioceseofnottingham.uk/bishop .

Here are the Ghost Bus/Land Rover Mapping Projects links:

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/landrovermapping.html

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2018/01/21/chilwell-theatre-march-9-2018-showing-nottingham-and-beeston-as-never-seen-before/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2018/01/12/the-ghost-bus-is-back-to-nottingham-the-world-premiere-of-a-new-short-film-the-trailer/     

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/ghost-bus-project.html please see the Magical Night of the Ghost Bus Show March 2015.

Eventbrite ticketing now LIVE for March 9th 7-9pm Chilwell Arts Theatre, see link & click

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Marysia Zipser

Arts & Heritage Tourism Promoter, Founder, Art Culture Tourism

www.artculturetourism.co.uk

07899 798487, The Hive, 2 Union Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2LT

http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog

Find Marysia Zipser on Facebook, Twitter @MarysiaZipser & LinkedIn 11K followers & Key LInfluencer for Nottingham & Midlands Region

Supported by Nottingham Trent University/University of Nottingham/University of Derby collaborative programme  / ERDF / NTU Enabling Innovation / Nottingham Law School  –  NBV  Big House  ERDF – D2N2 Growth Hub

 

“THE GHOST BUS” / THE SPECIAL POSTER ABOUT “A VISUAL ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD”

 

"THE GHOST BUS", LIMITED-EDITION OFFICIAL POSTER,  PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH  BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP (BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK, JAN-MAR 2015) .

“THE GHOST BUS”, LIMITED-EDITION OFFICIAL POSTER, PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP (BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK, JAN-MAR 2015) .

 

More infos at:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

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THE GHOST BUS

THE GHOST BUS

“THE GHOST BUS”: A SPECIAL PAGE WITH NEWS AND PREVIEWS ABOUT “A VISUAL ADVENTURE IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD”

The Ghost Bus at Bartons Plc - Beeston-Nottingham, UK

The Ghost Bus at Bartons Plc – Beeston-Nottingham, UK

THE SPECIAL PAGE ABOUT “THE GHOST BUS” PROJECT:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/the-ghost-bus-project/

THE GHOST BUS

THE GHOST BUS

 

THE VIDEOCLIP: A WASTEBIN AS A PROVOCATIVE ABSTRACT ART INSTALLATION…

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The pictures featured in this videoclip aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works) made by my hands, but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. I saw these scratches on a wastebin in Beeston, Nottingham (UK), the land of Robin Hood. They remind me Chinese Shadows or some abstract artworks… But they’re only scratches on an simple bin. R.A.

The wastebin displaced along a street in Beeston, Nottingham, UK - Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2014

The wastebin displaced along a street in Beeston, Nottingham, UK- Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions 2014