THE CRACKS FILES / JUST A CORRODED SURFACE ON AN IRON STOOL

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

It was just a cracked surface of an iron stool. The green paint was corroded in several places. A close-up photographic shot gave the image a different meaning. Is it a jungle seen from above? A glimpse of forest? A trampled lawn? It is certainly an image of Cracks.

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project which investigates and explores the incredible dimension of the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings billboards. Since 2009 I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks (yes, cracks are maybe another metaphor of Life, as well as the waste-paper…). All the Cracks pics are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images. So, welcome to Cracks world, where matter is broken but not split…As you can see in this image.

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Era soltanto una superficie screpolata di uno sgabello di ferro. La vernice verde era corrosa in più punti. Una ripresa fotografica a distanza ravvicinata ha dato all’immagine un significato diverso. E’ una giungla vista dall’alto? Uno scorcio di foresta? un prato calpestato? Di sicuro è una immagine di Cracks.

THE CRACKS FILES / IS IT A SHATTERED SKY DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING?

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti 

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project which investigates and explores the incredible dimension of the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings billboards. Since 2009 I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks (yes, cracks are maybe another metaphor of Life, as well as the waste-paper…). All the Cracks pics are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images. So, welcome to Cracks world, where matter is broken but not split…As you can see in this image. This image may look like a painting depicting a sky that has shattered under the blows of human stupidity …Or due to global warming. But more simply it is a macro picture of the cracks on a sign at the Monterotondo train station, Rome.

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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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“THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING, THAT’S HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN…”: THE VIDEOCLIP

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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 abstract photos of the reality. And of the cracks around us… The wonderful quote is from “Anthem”, great track by Leonard Cohen. Clip by Roberto Alborghetti.

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© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

BLUE CRACKING ICE… MAGNIFICATIONS OF DECOMPOSED CERAMICS IN VIETRI (AMALFI COAST, ITALY)

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A few weeks ago in Vietri, the Amalfi Coast town (Italy) famous for its wonderful ceramics, my eyes have been attracted by an unusual and spectacular corrosion. The surface of a fountain, not far from the beach, showed an exceptional cracking.

The blue ceramic, of which the structure was made, had undergone a process of deterioration caused by weather, moisture, salt and limestone. So, for my “Lacer/actions” project I produced several shots at the decomposed parts of the ceramic fountain that now, even through its alteration of colors and materials, does not hide colors and designs of great impact . And this video shows them… Pure random abstract from reality. Warning: THEY ‘RE NOT PAINTINGS OR DIGITALLY MADE WORKS!!!

Soundtrack: “Ice of Phoenix” by Audiomachine.

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Qualche settimana fa a Vietri, località della Costiera amalfitana famosa per le sue ceramiche,lo sguardo è caduto su una inusuale e spettacolare corrosione. La superficie di una fontana poco distante dalla spiaggia presentava delle eccezionali screpolature decomposte. La ceramica azzurra, di cui la struttura era fatta, aveva subito un processo di deterioramento causato dal tempo, dall’umidità, dalla salsedine e dal calcare.

Ho prodotto diversi scatti, presso le parti decomposte della fontana in ceramica che ora, pur attraverso la sua alterazione di colori e materiali, non nasconde tinte e disegni di grande impatto. E questo video lo dimostra… Pure immagini astratte.  Attenzione!!! NON SONO DIPINTI O COMPOSIZIONI DIGITALI!!! 

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, LACER/ACTIONS, 2015

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, LACER/ACTIONS, 2015

 

THE OCTAGONAL BAPTISTERY (XI CENTURY) ON LAKE COMO: THE BEAUTIFUL SETTING FOR MY UPCOMING SOLO SHOW

 

My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in a beautiful setting: the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy. My show is scheduled for 3 days, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful Lenno town, in the historical center –  50 meters from the lake shore! – where we admire one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy. It stands on the left side of the parish Church, where we may find an incredibile Romanesque crypt.

BANNERThe Baptistery is dedicated to St. John (The Baptist) and built in the 11th Century. Its structure looks incredibly simple and essential: we see a squared bell tower and an apse pointed to north. The octagonal plant has a simbolic meaning: in fact number eight coincide with the 7 days of creation plus the one of the Resurrection. Other characteristics signs: the vault, the portal with his three archs, and the inside where you can find fragments of medieval frescos and a baroque pictorial cycle.

The octagonal Baptistery and its enchanting structure will give strenght and evocative power to my exhibition which will show 25 works from my “Lacer/actions” project. Every artwork will be introduced quoting a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

Follow the flock of doves… “The Apocalypse” is approachin’…     

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THE FIFTH OF LACER/ACTIONS: 18 VISUAL ARTWORKS FOR L.V. BEETHOVEN (VIDEOCLIP)

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Eighteen artworks from Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project (pictures of torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters) go with the celebrated and universally known “Allegro con brio” from Simphony No.5 by L.V.Beethoven. 

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS, 2014 - In the image: detail of a boat's hull

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, 2014 – Detail of a boat’s hull