TEARS OF VOLCANO: A PICTURE, A DRESS, AN ART PROJECT AND A 5 MINUTES SYMPHONY

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Video about the VOLCANO DRESS, haut couture creation. Original Artwork (from “The Ghost Bus” project)  and Words by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – Fabric Layout and Dress Creation by MITRANI YARDEN, Soundtrack (Amore #1) by EYLON MALHI – “Etna” movie: Courtesy of PASSIONE ETNA, Etna, Tony Etna, Klaus Dorschfeldt, From HOPES Collection & Project. The Volcano Dress will be presented for the first time on Mount Amiata (Siena) on October 24-25-26, 2015.

THE VOLCANO DRESS: ORIGINAL PICTURE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FABRIC PRINT & CREATION BY MITRANI YARDEN, SOUNDTRACK BY EYLON MALHI

THE VOLCANO DRESS: ORIGINAL PICTURE BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FABRIC PRINT & CREATION BY MITRANI YARDEN, SOUNDTRACK BY EYLON MALHI

BEAUTIFUL INSTALLATION AT PITROSE BEAUTY CONCEPT STORE (MILAN AREA, ITALY) SHOWING MY ARTISTIC SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH IMAGES OF TORN POSTERS…

Pitrose Beauty Concept Store ‘s owners had a beautiful idea. They created an installation showing my three silk scarves series now available in a very special limited edition. Pitrose Beauty Concept Store dedicated them an whole shop-window in the historical centre of Urgnano, Italy (Milan area). Silk fluxes are mashing up with outside autumn colors… Pietro and Rosy at Pitrose are very glad to welcome visitors with the gift of a booklet (Lacer/actions – Pictures of Torn (publi)City) and giving informations about artistic silk pieces displayed in the installation. They said that in the first days of the exhibition, people were really impressed about the show.       

The silk scarves design reproduces details of images concerning torn posters and urban “signs” I captured around the world. So, I had the way to turn “trash pictures” into an art subject (abstract scenes are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographic prints and other materials). The three silk scarves were produced with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists.

Blogger Marina Chetner (USA) wrote: “Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend… Personally, I think Roberto should set up a pop up shop for his works in Soho NYC, or even have them distributed in the Met Museum Shop”.

Artist and blogger Meredith Deerheart (USA) posted this article: “I received the scarf last night and took it outside to see all the hues and texture woven in gossamer.  I twirled around with it and felt like I had rainbow wings.  The transparency makes it look multi-dimensional… like floating colored glass.  I am rich, rich, rich! in color and texture today. I have a black cashmere dinner dress (long), and I pulled it out to make a long silhouette, then went outside and let the breeze blow the scarf lightly around the still blackness of my form.  The outfit looks so elegant, now, I will wear it to Chicago to celebrate by birthday.  I truly feel like the most beautiful woman in the world…  The pictures of the did not captures the extraordinary,  sheer luminosity of the silk, so in the the scarf is more stunning than I even imagined.  I think it is is a wonderful, extra surprise. I love it!  I love it! On my birthday, though, I will feel like the most elegant, beautiful woman in the theater wearing my scarf, and letting it flutter in the breeze as I walk. These are such beautiful, dimension scarves no camera can do justice to the gossamer effect of the silk refracted by translucent color… and when I dance with it and explore its movement through space, the scarf looks like fluid, translucent stained glass.
Honestly, if you want to impress a woman who’s wild about original fashion pieces, this a perfect gift… and a bargain. There’s a lot of crap on the market that all looks the same, and is more expensive. I love this scarf, and so does everyone who see me wear it. Beauty grows.  Never stop discovering, Roberto.  You have greatness pouring from every part of you”.

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Silk scarf. # 1: “Shared Moods”

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Silk Scarf # 2: “Nine Eleven, New York 2001”

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Silk Scarf # 3: “Wind of May (is  ruffling my thoughts)”

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  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – A Three Images Series.

  • Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

THE SILK LACER/ACTIONS ON SHOW / ARTISTIC LIMITED-EDITION OF 3 PIECES FROM DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS IMAGES

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SILK LACER/ACTIONS ON DISPLAY AT “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS – SCARF #3 -” WIND OF MAY, RUFFLE MY THOUGHTS” – LIMITED-EDITION, PURE SILK CREPE DE CHINE, CREATED IN COLLABORATION WITH BRUNO BOGGIA STUDIO, COMO – ITALY

THE SILK “LACER/ACTIONS”

by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

at “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW

The Decomposed Publicity Posters

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ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS

PIANCASTAGNAIO, SIENA – TUSCANY (ITALY)

OCTOBER 6- NOVEMBER 4, 2012

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The next big fashion trend”

Marina Chetner

(Blogger, New York, USA)

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“The outfit looks so elegant.

I truly feel like the most beautiful woman in the world”

Meredith Deerheart

(Photographer and Blogger, Indiana, USA)

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“Roberto’s art is unique…

He changes nothing, the colours are the same,

the image is the same,

but unrecognisable in the new form.”

Debra Kolkka

(Blogger, Brisbane, Australia)

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Pure Silk Scarves / Limited  edition – Crêpe de Chine – Three Images Series.

Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy).

Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

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WATCH THE CLIP OF THE SHOW/ YOUTUBE CHANNEL:

http://youtu.be/RFJb1XSTJbo

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INFO:

andrea@velar.it

ro.alb@alice.it

PREVIEW ON TEXTILE DESIGN TRENDS FOR FASHION 2014 / “THE RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS”

© Photos by Roberto Alborghetti

At Bruno Boggia Disegni Studio in Como – where has been created my special silk scarves from torn posters images  – eyes are already focused on the next 2013 and 2014 fashion seasons. Bruno and Lucia Boggia, with their collaborators, are working on the possible trends. Textile design usually anticipates dresses and accessories  patterns and often suggests shapes and solutions to fashion stylists. Also at Boggia Studio people raise high the “antennas” trying to be proactive.

I had the way to admire new fabric designs that Bruno Boggia is preparing for summer 2013 collections and for those of winter 2014. “The dominant trends seem to follow the rhythm of the seasons, their colors and their moods – Lucia Boggia says me -. So, warm colors for summer – yellow and green the prevailling ones – and reminding nature colors for winter. We are focusing on the colors of the natural environment, with an eye to the neutral ones we see in woods, fields and lands… In addition to the basic trends, we are working on geometry and floral subjects and on East flavours themes.”

This photo-gallery is a special preview of the amazing new textiles designs coming from Como (Italy). So, let’s dive in this extraordinary combination of colors and shapes. Bruno Boggia Disegni will participate to next Indigo Salon in Paris (September 19-21, 2012) and to forthcomings ComoCrea editions ( June 25-26 and October 29-30, 2012).

SILK SCARVES DESIGN FROM TORN POSTERS: “THE NEXT BIG FASHION TREND”

AN EXCLUSIVE LIMITED-EDITION! 

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  • Pure Silk Scarves / Limited-edition – Crêpe de Chine – A Three Images Series.

  • Created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions” Project (Images of torn posters and urban “signs”) in collaboration with Bruno Boggia Disegni (Como, Italy)

  • Sizes: width 63 cms, height 170 cms.

 

Silk scarf. # 1: “Shared Moods”

Silk Scarf # 2: “Nine Eleven, New York 2001″

 

Silk Scarf # 3: “Wind of May, ruffle my thoughts”

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A three silk scarves series are now on sale at “La Bottega di Oscar” / Oscar’s Boutique. They are available in a very special limited-edition and at a special price. The silk scarves designs are  unique: they reproduce details of images concerning torn posters  captured on the cities walls around the world by Italian visual artist and reporter Roberto Alborghetti who had the idea to turn trash into an art subject (his incredible abstract pics are also trasnferred on canvases, lithographs and other materials). 

Roberto Alborghetti created and produced this particular fashion accessory with the assistance and collaboration of the internationally known textile designer Bruno Boggia, who works for the most famous international fashion stylists. Roberto Alborghetti creations have already won consents and attentions throughout the web and from medias; New York blogger Marina Chetner (http://marinachetner.com/) wrote that “Roberto’s torn poster art inspired silk scarves are going to be the next big fashion trend”.

 To buy them, contact: andrea@velar.it or ro.alb@alice.it

This special limited-edition of silk scarves is available on three designs titled: “Shared Moods”, “Nine Eleven, New York 2001”, “Winds of May, ruffle my thoughts”.

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Roberto Alborghetti

Videoclip at YouTube Channel

“GLAMOUROUS ACCESSORIES FROM WASTE-PAPER ON THE WALLS”: “IL PUNTO” WEEKLY MAGAZINE REPORTS ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS SILK SCARVES

 

The Italian Weekly Magazine “Il Punto”, in his last issue ( March 2, 2012) dedicates text and pic to Roberto Alborghetti ‘s Limited Edition Silk Scarves from his “Lacer/actions” Art Project  about images of torn posters and urban signs. The article – introduced by “Lacer/actions at your neck” headline – is edited by journalist Roberta Maresci for the Fashion section of the review.  

Roberta Maresci writes: “A silk scarf to remember the Fallen of Nine Eleven, although his most famous art images come from trash of the cities walls. Glamorous accessories are borning from waste dirty, ripped, torn and worn paper. It is called “Lacer/actions” the project by which Roberto Alborghetti turns trash into an art subject, or at least into an watchable product as a textile design. It’s an unique experimentation which has become reality thanks to Bruno Boggia who in his Studio in Como for over sixty years has been working on textiles design and with the most famous designers in the world (as Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schön, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Etro, Escada, Donna Karan Paul Smith, Rolando Santana).

LACER/AZIONI AL COLLO

Da “Il Punto” – Settimanale / 2 marzo 2012

Pagine Moda – A cura di Roberta Maresci

Una sciarpa in seta per non dimenticare i caduti dell’11 settembre. Anche se le sue più celebri sono ricavate dalle immagini dei muri-trash. Dai rifiuti di carta sporca, strappata, lacerata e usurata nascono accessori glamour. Si chiama Lacer/azioni il progetto di Roberto Alborghetti che trasforma il trash in un soggetto d’arte, o quantomeno in un prodotto guardabile: textile design. Una singolare sperimentazione diventata realtà grazie a Bruno Boggia che nel suo Studio di Como da oltre sessant’anni lavora con i tessuti e i più famosi stilisti del mondo (da Capucci a Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schön, Chanel, Céline, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith e Rolando Santana).

“MODA E TENDENZE” REVIEW WRITES ABOUT MY SILK SCARVES CREATED FROM TORN POSTERS IMAGES

  

MODA e TENDENZE” (“Fashion and Trends”) – review published by L’Eco di Bergamo newspaper – in December 2011 issue, out in these days, pays attention to Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer /actions” project, focusing on silk scarves made with images of torn posters and urban signs. “Fashion and Trends” – which is curated by Fabiana Tinaglia – writes: ” The torn, dirty and worn paper of ripped posters sticked on the walls of our cities is now also become a fashion accessory and, specifically, silk scarves… After to be transferred on canvas and lithographs, “Lacer / actions” artworks by Roberto Alborghetti are now silk textiles, thanks to collaboration of Bruno Boggia, the Italian textiles designer who has been working with the most famous fashion houses in the world, as Valentino, Chanel, Dior, YSL.”

“Lacer / actions” – “Moda e Tendenze” writes – is a project created by Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist, author of essays and biographies, photographer. For years he has been “catching” around the world the details of the apparent chaos of torn posters on billboards or on city walls. So far he has collected approximately more than 30.000 images, taking on new forms of artistic expression now adopted by fashion. “

 

SU “MODA E TENDENZE”: LE SCIARPE DI SETA CREATE DA ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI CON LE IMMAGINI DELLA PUBBLICITA’ STRAPPATA

 “Moda e Tendenze”, magazine de “L’Eco di Bergamo”, nel numero di dicembre 2011, in questi giorni nelle edicole, dedica attenzione al progetto “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti, focalizzando l’interesse sulle sciarpe di seta realizzate con le immagini dei manifesti pubblicitari strappati. “Moda e Tendenze” – che è curato da Fabiana Tinaglia – così scrive tra l’altro:La carta sporca, strappata, lacerata ed usurata della pubblicità affissa sui muri delle nostre città è ora diventata anche accessorio moda e, nello specifico, sciarpe in seta… Dopo essere diventati tele e litografie, e pure videoclips, gli artworks “Lacer/azioni” di Roberto Alborghetti si sono trasformati anche in seta grazie alla collaborazione di Bruno Boggia che da oltre sessant’anni lavora con i tessuti e collabora con le maison più famose del mondo, da Valentino a Chanel, da Dior a Ysl. “Lacer/azioni” è un progetto di Roberto Alborghetti, giornalista professionista, autore di saggi e biografie, fotografo. Da anni ha l’hobby di “catturare” in giro per il mondo particolari e dettagli dell’apparente caos della carta lacerata delle affissioni. Finora ha raccolto circa 30 mila immagini che, trasferite su tela e su tessuto, riprodotte su litografia o scansionate in un videoclip, assumono nuove forme espressive. E di moda”.

 

FASHION DESIGN PREVIEW 2012 : LIMITED EDITION OF 3 SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH MY TORN POSTERS IMAGES

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A series of three silk scarves. I’ve created them workin’ on my images of torn posters details (“Lacer/actions”). I accepted the challenge that italian textiles designer Bruno Boggia offered me when I visited his Studio in Como (Italy). Bruno, with the invaluable assistance of his daughter Lucia and with the support of his staff, helped me selecting artworks to be converted into silk scarves designs. Bruno Boggia Studio has been working with the most famous designers and fashion brands in the world (Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana…)

Within a few days, the challenge reached the finish line. The images of dirty and ripped papers – left to decompose on city walls or billboards – after being transformed in canvas, litographs and videoclip, have now changed in the elegance, delicacy and sheen of silk scarves. Here some photographs about the three Silk Scarves series created for a Special Limited Edition for my “Lacer/actions” project.

 For infos and bookings:

 ro.alb@alice.it

SPECIALE EDIZIONE LIMITATA: LA SERIE DI 3 SCIARPE DI SETA CREATE CON LE IMMAGINI DELLA PUBBLICITA STRAPPATA

Una serie di tre sciarpe di seta. Le ho create lavorando sulle mie “Lacer/azioni”: immagini dei particolari dei manifesti pubblicitari stracciati. Ho così accettato la sfida che mi aveva proposto Bruno Boggia, il noto textiles designer di Como. Bruno Boggia, con la preziosa assistenza della figlia Lucia e con il supporto delle sue collaboratrici, mi ha aiutato nella scelta di alcuni artworks da trasformare in sciarpe di seta. Bruno (www.boggiadisegni.it) da oltre sessant’anni lavora sul textiles design producendo per i più conosciuti stilisti a livello mondiale (qualche nome: Capucci, Lacroix, Valentino, Lancetti, Mila Schon, Chanel, Celine, Dior, Y.S.L., Etro, Escada, Donna Karan, Paul Smith, Rolando Santana…) Nel giro di pochi giorni, l’impresa è giunta al traguardo. Le mie immagini sui dettagli della carta – sporca, strappata, lacerata ed usurata – della pubblicità affissa sui muri delle nostre città è ora diventata anche sciarpe di seta. Dopo essere diventate tele, litografie e videoclips, i miei artworks “Lacer/azioni” si sono trasformati nella delicatezza e nell’eleganza di sciarpe di seta. Ecco alcune fotografie della serie di tre sciarpe realizzate in Speciale Edizione Limitata per il mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”.

Per info e prenotazioni

ro.alb@alice.it

 

 

PREVIEW ON TEXTILE DESIGN TRENDS FOR FASHION 2013

I recently visited friends Lucia and Bruno at Bruno Boggia Disegni Studio in Como. And I immediately jumped in the future and in a sea of colors. Textiles designer Bruno and his daughter Lucia, together with their staff, are workin’ hard on fashion future trends ventures. Indeed, the gaze is fixed on the spring and summer 2013 (yes, 2013, it’s not a mistake). I had the way to take a look at textile products for future collections. It’s still the color to dominate.

In this post I give a “première vision” about these extraordinary designs that later we’ll see – transformed in dresses – on the next catwalks. We may to admire the extraordinary combination of colors, the geometry association and the relaunch of floral themes.

Bruno Boggia Disegni has returned from a positive season. He has received great attention at the Paris Salon Indigo (September) and renewed acclaim to ComoCrea (last October).

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RELATED ARTICLE: FASHION TRENDS 2014 / “THE RHYTHM OF THE SEASONS”:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2012/06/01/textile-design-fashion-trends-2014-a-special-preview-the-rhythm-of-the-seasons/

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ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SILK SCARVES CREATED WITH BRUNO BOGGIA:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2012/06/04/turning-trash-into-artistic-silk-scarves-watch-the-video/

I made a videoclip (Design is Life) about Bruno Boggia Disegni; I’ve posted it at YouTube and Animoto. Here the links:

http://youtu.be/CemREj3-vM0

http://animoto.com/play/GIG9p1DhLL0j1WJ9iAnyQw#

 http://brunoboggiadisegni.wordpress.com/

 

BRUNO BOGGIA DISEGNI: ANTEPRIMA SULLE TENDENZE DEL 2013

Presso lo Studio Boggia Disegni di Como si respira aria… di futuro. Bruno, Lucia e le loro collaboratrici, hanno già gli occhi puntati sulle tendenze prossime venture. Anzi, lo sguardo è fisso sulla primavera estate del 2013. Abbiamo avuto modo di dare uno sguardo ai tessuti prodotti per le prossime collezioni. E’ ancora il colore a dominare.

In questo “post” offriamo una “prima visione” di questi straordinari tessuti che prenderanno poi corpo nei capi di vestiario in preparazione per le passerelle. Ci sono da ammirare lo straordinario abbinamento delle tinte, l’accostamento delle geometrie ed il recupero (o la valorizzazione) del tema floreale.

Bruno Boggia Disegni è reduce da una stagione positiva. Ha ricevuto grande attenzione al Salone Indigo di Parigi (settembre) e rinnovati consensi a ComoCrea (lo scorso ottobre).

Guarda il clip “Design is Life” dedicato a Bruno Boggia Disegni:

http://youtu.be/CemREj3-vM0

http://animoto.com/play/GIG9p1DhLL0j1WJ9iAnyQw#

“L’ECO DI BERGAMO” NEWSPAPER DEDICATES 2 FULL PAGES TO ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S “LACER/ACTIONS” ART

I know: you aren’t dedicated two pages in a newspaper every day… Especially when they refer to art and culture. However, this happened to me. L’Eco di Bergamo – the most popular local newspaper in Italy – wrote about my “Lacer/actions” artworks dedicating me two full pages. The article is signed by Diego Colombo, who has interviewed me and has brilliantly reported and described the aspects of my art. I’m re-proposing some passages of the long and detailed article, thanking Diego Colombo and L’Eco di Bergamo for the attention they gave me. The entire article can be read on L’Eco di Bergamo, on October 26, 2011.

 

ALBORGHETTI ‘S POP ART IN NEW YORK

by Diego Colombo

 The “torn city.” This is the subject of photographs by the journalist Roberto Alborghetti from Bergamo (Italy), a research work on torn posters, advertising papers, in different countries of the world. He explains: “It’s hard to imagine that behind torn and faded messages there is “something else” to see or discover. In spite of this, these images keep being a mirror of the talking city. These are the post-communicating traces of a product, an event, a show, an idea, new visual elements, often contrasting, discordant but always surprisingly vital”.

Chris Barlow, British art historians, has hosted Alborghetti in an exhibition in London, organized in October. He was invited to be part of the Memorial & Museum in New York, with his work on Nine Eleven… “I’ve always been fascinated by the world of communication – explains Alborghetti – and once I cared a survey “The eye and the media”, in the weekly magazine “La nostra Domenica”, which often dealt with advertising including that of billboards on the streets. And the director, Lino Lazzari, encouraged me to go on with photographs, putting near my language the innovations of pop art. This year he wrote me a beautiful review which I translated into English and placed on the net”. Lazzari wrote: “The matter used to create a work of art and to convey positive messages of humanity isn’t as important as the ability of using “tears” of colored paper to exalt the characteristics of a striking, persuasive, compelling reality”.

“I photograph a waste as the torn poster waiting to be covered by other posters – adds Alborghetti – or remains as a waste, especially in poor neighborhoods where I usually find the best images”. “In Tunis, three years ago, I took photographs in an Arab market – remembers Alborghetti – where I saw beautiful matches on the blue walls of buildings… The most beautiful matches are those in which paper remains stuck for months and undergoes a process of osmosis with the environment. With rain, sun, smog, paper always changes, it pulls itself, it’s stiff. The most unusual aspects can be discovered when rainwater mixes everything, leaving incredible traces, and it’s important to seize the right moment, because it isn’t always easy…”

“During the last fifteen years – continues Alborghetti – I coordinated several projects about the use of means of mass communication and the reading of image, including workshops with students and teachers on advertising messages. There, I discovered that advertising has a “post” value, that is to say even after being a moment of communication. To tell the truth, the artist Mimmo Rotella took inspiration from torn posters of the fifties. And others like him, for example the French artist Jacques Villeglé: the capability of the billboard of enchanting isn’t something new. But I have considered a different aspect: the suggestion of colors that casually remain when the bill-sticker tears. In the meantime, studying contemporary art, I was seduced by abstractionism”.

 In about seven years, Alborghetti collects a lot of photos, thirty thousand pics. Here comes the surprise: “Showing them to friends or during the workshops with teachers, I was told that my pictures of torn posters were beautiful. They pushed me to locate them, date them, categorize them. I had shots taken around the world, from Italy, from New York and Los Angeles, from all the places where my job as director of specialist journals in the field of teaching and education and coordinator of projects about the use of media takes me”.

The moment of getting known comes soon: “I created about forty videoclips with my images of torn posters, organizing them by color – blue, red, black – and giving meaning to my work. I loaded them on the net: YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, ArtSlant… The first exhibition was in July 2010 at OrioCenter: the Director of the big shoppin center had seen my pictures and he had offered me a space, the square opposite the Milan Bergamo Orio Airport, for an exhibition of thirty works on the theme “Air, water, earth and fire”. In three days, thousands of people have asked for explanations and clarifications. On that occasion newspapers dedicated some articles to the event, including L’Eco di Bergamo and the international web magazine Un mondo d’Italiani…”

 “At first I found much derision in Italy. They told me: “You have made a montage”. And then I had to stand, and still today, people’s reactions when I am taking photos on torn posters. “You’re crazy”, “I have to go, give me way…”. In Milan I was also stopped by the police: I was shooting near a police station, considered “a significant military target”. “What are you photographing?”. “I will show you”. They couldn’t believe. Even my friends usually joke: they pretend to be art dealers who invite me to exhibitions”. To tell the truth when we saw the first e mail from Roberto Alborghetti, we thought it to be a trick.

“When I brought my booklet in a gallery in Milan, they watched me as if I was an alien. But abroad I realized that I wasn’t the problem, they were. We have to get out of our narrow-minded, it is isolating us”.

 The web gives Alborghetti a strong visibility: he has been receiving since the beginning thousands of contacts on his website “Lacer/actions” on YouTube. “Lacer/actions. I chose this name because my activity consists of reading the tears on posters, mirror of pople’s sorrow” Alborghetti’s name is also present on The Huffington Post, the prestigious American blog for which the President of the United States Obama, also wrote. The article is signed by Srini Pillay, Harvard psychiatrist and researcher in the field of “brain imaging”, author of bestsellers about the Neuroscience; in Italy they translated his best seller “Life Unlocked”, titled “La Calma in Tasca” (Newton Compton publishing company)

Pillay was especially struck by the work of Alborghetti dedicated to Nine Eleven and he wrote a psychological analysis on it: “Art is a form of healing whose effects we can seen in the brain. When it is as beautiful as Roberto Alborghetti, it invites us to revisit the tragedy of terrorism, the horror of the loss and the beauty of our resilience through this mysterious life”.

The London show has been organized by the art historian and gallery owner Chris Barlow: “He saw my pictures on the net, he appreciated them and invited me to go to London for three days at the international “Parallax AF” with three of my works: that dedicated to Nine Eleven, “As running fast water” (Come acqua che corre veloce), “I don’t like to stand still” (Non mi piace stare fermo). “As running fast water” was born in Bergamo, along XXIV Maggio street in a rainy day and now somebody puts it near Monet”.

 “I have been contacted by many people who had seen my pictures on the net – Alborghetti says with surprise, but also with pride – : poets, musicians and storytellers. Among these was Srini Pillay, who now is working to an international project about “ States of consciousness”: he sent me a grid of questions centred on the creation of my works. When he received my answers he wrote me: “I am a columnist of The Huffington Post, I will dedicate an article about your work on Nine Eleven”. Taking the story of the origin of this picture as a starting point, he began to write: “Roberto Alborghetti was walking along Vico Street in Milan…”. That’s true: I was there when I saw a board election and I was fascinated by the tears left by a bill-sticker. The colors were similar to those of blood and fire coming down to the gray cement. This year is the tenth anniversary of Nine Eleven and I decided to dedicate this picture to the Fallen in the attack”.

 But there’s more. “Two years ago I have produced a clip with colorful images. An American hip-pop musician, Sweet P The Entertainer saw it and wrote to me: “If I give you my music, you will make a clip”. Now he is coming out in America with his first album…” There is a special feeling with the music. “Last year I made a clip with abstract images that made me think of the atmosphere of Christmas; this clip was for an american group that sings a cappella, Tonic Sol-Fa. A few months ago I worked with a Dutch musician, Jap Jap. And an experimental musician from Brighton, Jonteknik, sent me a song and he wrote to me: “Combine it with your pictures, I like them very much”. I worked with the American musical project “Earscapes” by Joshua Sellers, musician, producer and poet from Arkansas, who created a nine minutes video (“Linger”) with my artworks…”

“Who says that this kind of work can be created only by an Italian, mentioning Renaissance, as well as all the culture that we have behind us and inside us, puts me in a crisis. As well as people who puts me near Cy Twombly, Josef Albers, to pop art, who declares that I have shown that in art nothing is created nor destroyed. That’s true: I am not a painter, but a lot of great artists have been inspired by torn posters. I have got proof. I don’t modify the images, I don’t transform them: I immortalize them as I see them. My work is a provocation. Those who see my work for the first time have the illusion that they are paintings. I have to explain that they are not…”

Others apart from artists like Alborghetti’s works. He has been called by a company, the Bulwark Design (Srs Group), from Fiorano Modenese (Modena), in the center of the district of ceramics… And then the meeting with Bruno Boggia, who provides designers with the drawings. Because the success of an article depends on the textile designers. In Como, Boggia works for the most successful international fashion houses. Alborghetti: “He has produced three silk scarves with my pictures, including one dedicated to Nine Eleven (Alborghetti is going to give it to an association of families of the Fallen in the attack) Three prototypes, just to see the effect of the transition from paper to silk”. “But there’s also – he concludes – a religious group which had the idea of taking one of my images as a model for a stained glass window… People see all these references. For me it’s just a game”. But also a provocation to our eyes and our minds.