IMAGINARY ARABESQUES: CORROSIONS AND CRACKS ON A WASTE BASKET (video)

The wear and tear of time, in its unstoppable pace, causes corrosion and cracking. This is what happened to the waste baskets placed in the center of a surprising medieval village, Abbadia San Salvatore, located on Mount Amiata, in the heart of Tuscany. The yellow paint, over the years, has peeled off and corroded, leaving room for imaginary arabesques that the eye of my camera caught at close range.

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L’usura del tempo, nel suo inarrestabile incedere, provoca corrosioni e screpolature. Così è capitato ai cestini per i rifiuti collocati nel centro di un sorprendente villaggio medioevale, Abbadia San Salvatore, situato sul monte Amiata, nel cuore della Toscana. La verniciatura gialla, nel corso degli anni, si è scrostata e corrosa, lasciando poi spazio ad immaginari arabeschi che l’occhio della mia fotocamera ha colto a distanza ravvicinata.

 

SOME CRACKS AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SHOW THEM

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial corrosions (I’ve collected so far more than 120.000 photos…).

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

I think the universe of cracks is a really wonderful world… We are surrounded by cracks… We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered as a life’s metaphor and “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. In this photogallery I have gathered some of the macro images I took near Rome, in Monterotondo. And I show them in different ways. 

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RETROSPECTIVE #3: ADVERTISING POSTERS, FIRES AND FLAMES (VIDEO, 2009)

“Fuochi / Fires” was also made exactly 10 years ago: in November, 2009. I created it through the Animoto platform, accepting the challenge of producing a video clip of thirty seconds of maximum duration. I took some of the macro photographic images of torn advertising posters and mixed them with a track : “Heartbeat” by Justin Raisen.  This is my third video clip for “Lacer/actions” project. The dominant color of these images is red. And the tears and decomposition of paper often take the form of tongues of fire. Advertising posters, fire and flames.

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Anche “Fuochi” è stato realizzato 10 anni fa, nel novembre 2009. L’ho creato attraverso la piattaforma Animoto, accettando la sfida di produrre un videoclip di trenta secondi di durata massima. Ho preso alcune delle immagini fotografiche macro di manifesti pubblicitari strappati e li ho “mescolate” con il brano “Heartbeat” di Justin Raisen. Il colore dominante di queste immagini è il rosso. E gli strappi e la decomposizione della carta assumono spesso la forma delle lingue di fuoco.

 

 

RETROSPECTIVE #1 / MY FIRST VIDEOCLIP, TEN YEARS AGO…

This is “Signs” (Segni).  It’s my first video clip made with Animoto, 10 years ago, in 2009. A few seconds, not even 30, to present some of the macro images I had taken around the billboards of advertising posters. There is obviously a bit of nostalgia in seeing this first video again, for my “Lacer/actions” project and research. Enjoy it!

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“Signs” videoclip by Roberto Alborghetti. © Roberto Alborghetti

E’ il mio primo videoclip realizzato con Animoto. Pochi secondi, nemmeno 30, per presentare alcune delle immagini macro che avevo scattato attorno ai tabelloni dei manifesti pubblicitari. C’è ovviamente un po’ di nostalgia nel rivedere questo primo video. Buona visione!

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LIGHTS AND SHADOWS : THE “CENTRAL WASTE” CONTAINER IN BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM

© Roberto Alborghetti (40)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (41)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (42)

© Roberto Alborghetti

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…#realstreetart #naturalstreetart. Here are some of the many photographs I took around this large “pool” that carries with it the signs of time and human work. Pictures showing and revealing lights and shadows…

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.

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© Roberto Alborghetti (37)

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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.

LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS #2

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They are 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. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

© Roberto Alborghetti (4)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They are 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. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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