“SNOWFLAKES AND FROST…”: HAIKU AND VISUALS IN A CLIP (WITH THE FANTASTIC VOICES OF “TONIC SOL-FA”)

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This Season’s Greetings clip fuses (in an “Haiga“) words (“Haiku”) and visual art.

The image (lithograph, 70×50, framed) is part of Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Project. It’s a detail of a torn and decomposed publicity poster.

The realistic and not manipulated picture is currently shown at Aldobrandesca Fortress (Piancastagnaio,Tuscany, Italy) where Roberto Alborghetti is having an exhibition until January 15, 2013. 

Soundtrack: a beautiful “a cappella” song (“Ark the Herald Angels Sing”)  by TONIC SOL-FA.

ROCCA ALDOBRANDESCA, TUSCANY / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI EXHIBITION   

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MIDNIGHT LIGHTS AT THE MEDIEVAL CASTLE TO SAY THAT LIFE AND WORLD (AND MY SHOW) WILL GO ON…

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This enchanting castle – which is hosting Roberto Alborghetti’s “Colors of an Apocalypse” Exhibition – tonight will be enlighted to say to the world that the life goes on… And the art show too (it will be opened to visitors until January 15, 20013). Rocca Aldobrandesca (in Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany, Italy) becomes tonight an outstanding symbol of the times (and of the life). It was built in XIII Century, but it still well and alive… And it is stronger than Maya prophecies…

But let’s know something more about this fascinating fortress, one of the most impressive Medieval Italian castle, a perfect location for Roberto Alborghetti ‘s show. Since the 11th century the area of southern Tuscany around the castle of Piancastagnaio was the object of the expansionist politics of the powerful feudal family of the Aldobrandeschi. The whole territory is rich in historical remains tied to these potentates. Between the possessions of the Aldobrandeschi, Piancastagnaio was almost always the site of allotted to the noble family from the monks of the Abbey of S.Salvatore since the beginning of the year 1000. Subsequently it was claimed from the Viscounts of Campiglia and during the 13th century it became object of ulterior disputes between the cities of Siena and Orvieto.

The Orvietani gained control of the powerful fortress in the 1303 and maintained it for around fifty years. At this point they entered in the quarrel with the heirs of the Aldobrandeschi, the Orsini of Pitigliano, to       oppose the new aims of the Senese Republic. Only between the years 1415 and 1430 Siena finally succeeded to taking possession of Piancastagnaio,       that was attached to the Capitanato of Radicofani. In 17th century the settlement became a Granducal fief and finally, with the Leopoldine reforms, the chief town of the the same community.

The country town has a circular form, once had surrounding wall enclosure with alternating square towers and four gates. The walls and the gates       have been almost entirely demolished, with the exception of few lines, three towers, two with semicircular shape and the other squared, the main       city Gate beside the Rocca and other three minor Gates in the southern front of the walls: Porta Romana, Porticciola e Porta di Voltaia.

In the highest point of the inhabited area rises still today the mighty Rocca Aldobrandesca. The construction has a square form and is endowed with tall and strongly inclined walls. From the enclosure rises two towers , the greatest, either as thickest, had functions of keep, the other, in the opposite angle, defended the underlying gate of access to the city.

The whole complex was endowed with machicoulis and battlement, still today almost intact. The Rocca is under good condition thanks to careful work of restoration.

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TWELVE-TWELVE-TWELVE / 12-12-12 / THE NIGHT OF THE LIGHT… – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS #20

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THE NIGHT OF THE LIGHT…

12/12/’12

Lacer/actions work by Roberto Alborghetti

Realistic and not manipulated image

Location: Lake Como (2012)

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The December solstice has influenced the lives of many people over the centuries, particularly through art, literature, mythology and religion. The December solstice is also known as the winter solstice in the northern hemisphere and the summer solstice in the southern hemisphere. In the northern hemisphere, the December solstice occurs during the coldest season of the year. Although winter was regarded as the season of dormancy, darkness and cold, the coming of lighter days after the winter solstice brought on a more festive mood. To many people, this return of the light was a reason to celebrate that nature’s cycle was continuing.

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The Feast of Juul was a pre-Christian festival observed in Scandinavia at the time of the December solstice. Fires were lit to symbolize the heat, light and life-giving properties of the returning sun…  In England, Germany, France and other European countries, the Yule log was burned until nothing but ash remained. The ashes were then collected and either strewn on the fields as fertilizer every night until

Twelfth Night or kept as a charm and or as medicine…

  The present-day custom of lighting a Yule log at Christmas is believed to have originated in the bonfires associated with the feast of Juul.

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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.

Roberto Alborghetti is currently having an exhibition (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena), until January 15, 2013.

NEW CLIP: PICTURE AT AN EXHIBITION – “INSIDE” ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW AT THE TUSCANY CASTLE

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The picture shown on the clip  (“I saw something like a sea of glass mixed with fire”, Canvas/Mixed media, 63,5 x 40,5, 2011 ) 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.

Promoted by: Piancastagnaio Municipality, Osa Onlus,Pro Loco, with Provincia di Siena

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), re-built in collages,  or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “picture at an exhibition” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

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“A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH”: COLLAGE # 5 IN THE “SECRET ROOM” AT MY SHOW IN THE TUSCANY FORTRESS

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“I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH”

by Roberto Alborghetti

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM

TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.70X50 Framed

This collage – created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters (its title is from “Apocalypse” of John) – 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.

In Room #7 – it’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition – are presented for the first time five particular collages created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project…   

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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. Roberto has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

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

“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS” : COLLAGE #4 IN THE “SECRET CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION (ALDOBRANDESCA CASTLE, TUSCANY)

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“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS OF AN EARLY MORNING”

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 collage on wood – 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.

The collage isnpired a story by Meredith Deerheart (blogger,artist and photographer, Indiana, USA):  http://healingminds.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/vignettes-the-dance-of-fishers/

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 particular artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project.     

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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.

WORK # 3 DISPLAYED IN THE “COLLAGES CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION IN THE TUSCANY CASTLE: “THERE WAS WAR IN THE SKY”

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“THERE WAS WAR IN THE SKY”

by Roberto Alborghetti

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.47X47, Framed

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This image  – a collage created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters (the title is from “Apocalypse” of John) – 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. In this cell are presented for the first time five particular colleages created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” Project…   

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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. Roberto has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

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