NEW VIDEO: “THE HIDDEN WORLD”. CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT THIS ART IS FROM A WASTE CONTAINER?

Abstract (and macro) images of a waste container in Bitonto (Apulia, Italy). Created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “LaceR/Actions” project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. In the video: quote from the beautiful article wrote by Fernirosso about Roberto Alborghetti and his “LaceR/Actions” project.

Janette Kelly , HR Consultant, from Canada, wrote this comment about the video: “This is truly astonishing and fascinating to me. Our world is a melting pot of cultures – both human and microbial – and every citizen has a personalized microbiome. ROBERTO you have captured this with artistic flair”. 

 

Read the article at “Cartesensibili” Blog:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

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Immagini astratte (e macro) da un cassonetto dei rifiuti a Bitonto (Bari). Video creato da Roberto Alborghetti per il suo progetto-ricerca “LaceR/Azioni” sul “mondo nascosto” della decomposizione naturale attorno a noi. Citazione finale dall’articolo che Fernirossi ha dedicato al progetto di Roberto Alborghetti, “LaceR/Azioni” sul Blog “Cartesensibili”.

Link al Blog “Cartesensibili”:

https://cartesensibili.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/groundoverthirty-veevera-lacerazioni-lacerare-e-la-crerare-azioni-darte-di-roberto-alborghetti/comment-page-1/#comment-16045

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions

 

THAT ASTONISHING WORLD ON A WASTE CONTAINER: PICTURES FROM A “VISUAL ART” EXPERIENCE

 

This video presents images of a “visual art” experience I led with students of “Sylos” School Institute in Bitonto (Bari, Italy) directed by prof. Angela Maria Mangini. For my project-research named “Lacer/actions”, I guided them through the streets of the city, to discover that even a waste container hides an astonishing world, as shown in the clip…

Immagini di un’esperienza “visuale” che ha coinvolto gli studenti dell’IC “Sylos” di Bitonto, diretto dalla prof.ssa Angela Maria Mangini, nel contesto del mio progetto-ricerca Lacer/azioni. Ho ha guidato gli allievi per le vie della città, a scoprire che anche un cassonetto dei rifiuti nasconde un mondo…”sbalorditivo”, come appunto mostrato nel video.

 

 

 

NOTTINGHAM CELEBRATES “THE GHOST BUS”: GREAT DAY AT THE CITY COUNCIL HOUSE WITH THE LORD MAYOR

 

Guest Writer: MARYSIA ZIPSER, Act Group 

Photos: Marysia Zipser, Roberto Alborghetti, Christopher Frost, Jeanie Barton, Caron Jane-Lyon

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On Friday 10th March, Nottingham City and Beeston welcomed Roberto Alborghetti, celebrated author, journalist, visual artist and official biographer of Pope Francis, on the occasion of the 3rd public showing, and second anniversary, of THE GHOST BUS short film.

The film entitled ‘Epic Voyage’, produced and presented by Roberto in collaboration with Bartons plc and ACT Int’l Group (Art Culture Tourism), was first shown in March 2015 at Bartons, Chilwell, gaining impressive recognition and publicity in Nottingham and around the world. Its second public showing and Italian premiere took place at Piancastagnaio, Siena Province in October 2015.

The GHOST BUS and Roberto returned on Friday for a series of presentations. The first showing took place at Nottingham City Council House (Members Lounge) after Roberto had the pleasure to meet and talk with the Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir, in his Parlour.

The Lord Mayor sent this message to Roberto: “Thank you so much for coming out to visit our city, one of the best in the World. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and am looking forward to welcoming you whenever you visit our city again. Look after yourself and take care. Regards, The Right Worshipful The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Mohammed Saghir. You are always welcome Roberto!”

Barbara Barton, who accompanied her daughter Jeanie O’Shea, with Roberto, Marysia Zipser (Founder of ACT) and Caron Lyon into the Lord Mayor’s Parlour, said: “I’ve lived in Nottingham all my life and never been to see the Lord Mayor before or even seen the inside of the Council House! My thanks to all concerned as I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and the films really made my mind creative as I was seeing things in the patterns and colours which were in my imagination. Fascinating!”

After the showing of the short film, together with Ghost Bus “Seaside Town” (music composed/performed by the Barton family) and “Can I think of Love?” (Colours Nottingham) composed /sung by Jeanie Barton to the colourful images of Nottingham streets captured by Roberto, the few guests were taken on a wonderful tour of the 1929 Council House building.

Then on for more creative space, relaxation and tasty food at THiNK: at Cobden Chambers, Pelham Street, in the city centre, before departing for Beeston and the Ghost Bus films second presentation at Rudyards Tea House in the evening. Ghost Bus friends and guests then took a few steps further up the High Street to L’Oliva, Italian bar & bistro for a relaxed get-together. L’Oliva is now a firm favourite venue of Roberto’s whenever he visits Beeston, as this was his 4th time from Italy.

The GHOST BUS Project has been travelling and spanning bridges across UK – Italy since 2015, and now across the world with its sustainable art, cultural and tourism collaborations. The Ghost Bus film trailer says, “Can you believe this Art is from an old bus?” Images of Maps, Lands, Horizons and Skies on the bus are transferred in their natural state into ‘abstract’ art via macro-photographic lens by Roberto Alborghetti. So the visual adventures from the Land of Robin Hood continue…because the road never ends.

  • The Ghost Bus short film was also presentated at Chilwell School thanks to collaboration with the headteacher, Ian Brierly. In the wonderful “Chilwell Arts Theatre” Marysia Zipser lectured on Thursday 9th to all of Year 7s (about 150 x 11 year olds). But this is another story…

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Further information:
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Roberto has just published the 4th volume of his best selling biographical works on Pope Francis: “FRANCESCO”, 2013, 2015, 2017, Editrice Velar, 24020 Gorle BG, Italy.

Also his latest Italian bestseller is called “PRONTO? SONO IL LIBROFONINO! A cell phone tells stories of smombies, smartphones and cyber-bullies, Copyright: 2017 Nuovi Quindici 24020 Gorle BG, Italy

 

USEFUL LINKS: 

artculturetourism@gmail.com

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

https://twitter.com/A_C_Tgroup

http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

https://robertoalborghetti.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/press-release-the-ghost-bus-project-2015.pdf

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

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

PAVEMENT CRACKS: UPCOMING NEW VIDEO… A TRIBUTE TO ANNIE LENNOX

Teaser trailer about my upcoming video, “Pavement Cracks”. It was suggested by fellow blogger Janette Kelly (Canada) and ispired by the track of the same title, “Pavement Cracks”, by Annie Lennox… The video wants to be a tribute to Annie.  So, stay tuned…

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© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

 

THAT ABSTRACT WORLD UNDER OUR FEET # 4: MACRO OF A CRACKED AND BUMPY PEDESTRIAN CROSSING

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© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Yes, there is an abstract world under our feet … These are some of the images I took walking along the streets of Florence (Italy). They’re macro of a cracked pedestrian crossing. The pictures 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. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions!

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

MY TOP VIDEO OF 2016 AT YOUTUBE: “THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING…”

This is my Top Video of 2016: “There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”, inspired by the wonderful quote by artist Leonard Cohen, who passed away during 2016. Cracks is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices and scratches, urban and industrial matters… This clip is dedicated to the wonderful world of cracks magnifications. The images are not paintings or digitally made works, but simply abstract photos of the reality around us…

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© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

 

MY ARTWORKS ON THE COVER OF THE NEW ISSUE OF OKAY! (ITALIAN MAGAZINE)

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OKAY! Artworks for “LamiAgenda” by Roberto Alborghetti

My artworks – one collage (Lost Words) and seven abstract photos –  from my “Lacer/actions” Project will constitute the iconographic elements of “MyAgenda” (LamiAgenda), the first “visual” school diary”. Available from Spring 2017. Published by I Quindici, Italy, http://www.lamiagenda.com The new issue of Okay! (magazine) is out with the cover dedicated to my artworks selected for “MyAgenda”.