THE GHOST BUS TRAVELS TO “SEASIDE TOWN”: THE WEB PREMIERE OF THE SHORT FILM #2

I’m so glad today to make public this video, “Seaside Town”, from “The Ghost Bus” project, with the participation of Bartons Plc and Act Group. It’s one of the two short films I created  after my visit at Bartons Plc, in the former bus depot in High Rd, Chilwell-Beeston, in Nottingham (UK). I was deeply impressed by one of the oldest buses,  the so called “Ghost Bus”, a piece of history of English public transport: a URR 865 vehicle AEC Reliance made in 1956! Simon Barton me that a vehicle-sister of the bus was documented in 1959 on a wonderful  film of a Bartons Road Cruise Holiday taken in Italy in 1959. The film is  in glorious Kodachrome colour made by professional film maker Bill Freeman.

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I was stricken by the story of Bartons Buses. They were the first bus company to have continental holidays by coach and also they had heaters on their pre-war Leylands. And Bartons was the first company to provide their drivers and conductors with a uniform fit for them to go to church in… As “The Nottingham Post” stated: “ There’s only one Turbine Hall, and it’s in Tate Modern in London. But if Nottingham has an equivalent then it would have to be the former Bartons bus depot in Chilwell, where a history of labour and bare concrete and metal provide an appropriate backdrop for sprawling exhibitions such as Carnival of Monsters”.

So I began to create, processing and selectin’ hundreds of pictures I took that day (October 2014) around the old bus… Trasforming and turning pictures of ripped and decomposed publicity posters (on outdoor billboards), natural and random cracks and scratches, industrial crevices and deteriorations into “art subjects”. This is the aim (and the challenge) of my research-action (named “Lacer/actions”) which investigates, analizes and exploits the in-credible dimension of decomposition, decay, degradation and mutation of outdoor advertisings, urban structures and industrial materials, as The Ghost Bus.

 

My whole concept is “making art” from industrial deconstructionism, caught on camera, on macro scale. My shots actually capture the randomness of deconstructionism, letting the picture tell the story.  I catch and document the reality.  And I don’t change what I see.  There’s nothing contrived, or worked in… I love showing what I see. I always catch the flakes of paint in their true state and experience the environment while I’m shooting the pictures. Yes, I know that many people spend hours trying to create  in Photoshop, preferring to manipulate images to their preconceived ideas.  They construct what the viewer sees, whereas I prefer to allow the viewer to construct their own conclusions about the pictures.

THE TWO SHORT FILMS

 

For the first film “Epic Voyage”, which lasts 13 minutes, I choose a powerful and stately soundtrack composed and performed by Audiomachine. The flow of images are grouped into four themes (Maps, Lands, Horizons and Skies), they are illustrated by a number of citations on the ‘journey’, penned by great authors of world literature, from Kerouac to Hemingway.

The second film is 6 minutes in length and entitled “Seaside Town”. It is set to a soundtrack composed, arranged and performed by Simon, Richard, James and Tom Barton, who have participated with great enthusiasm in the project. Their soundtrack is emotive and highlights the human history of this vehicle and the hundreds of thousands of miles the bus travelled bringing pleasure to so many people.

For these short films I worked on details and particulars. Few centimeters of rusty iron surface reveal palettes of landscapes, dawns and sunsets. Or – as I’d like to say – the revolt of the skies… I think that every image may be considered a sort of a singular visual artwork.  That’s the reason why, for the “Seaside Town” film, I choose to show them in frames, while splashes of watercolors dot the background of the pics, creating a colorful kaleidoscope effect.

We made “The Ghost Bus” experience not for a commercial purpose. We did it for the joy to create, to tell and to share, building bridges of collaboration and friendship between people, Countries and the world wide web. Since the moment we started to put on line some pics, flyers, cards series and video trailers, lot of people across the world have been expressing, thinking and commenting on the Ghost Bus project. This is the power of visual and musical arts. This is the wonder of a family history, the Bartons. This is the beauty of what human beings can do through creativity and mutual cooperation.

My warmest thanks to those who made possible these dream and project: Simon Barton and his family, Richard, James and Tom, Fiona barton, Jeanie Barton, Marysia Zipser, founder of Act Group, to fellow bloggers and journalists who supported the two films premieres we had in Chilwell (March 2015) end on Mount Amiata (Piancastagnaio, Siena) in Tuscany (October 2015).  As I quoted in the Ghost Bus short film, “the road never ends…”

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

 

 

 

NEW VIDEOCLIP: DRIPPING TIME… (THEY’RE NOT DELIBERATELY CREATED IMAGES)

 

In this new videoclip you may see some abstract photos of Drip Artworks. They’re not paintings, but just random and not manipulated pictures I saw  in Sicily (Isola delle Femmine). They are part of my Lacer/actions Project and Research about decomposition of outdoor publicity, natural cracks and scratches, urban nd industrial matters. Soundtrack by Audiomachine : “Solace” (Out Standing). 

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Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured onto the canvas. This style of action painting was experimented with in the first half of the twentieth century by such artists as Francis Picabia, André Masson and Max Ernst, who employed drip painting in his works The Bewildered Planet, and Young Man Intrigued by the Flight of a Non-Euclidean Fly (1942).  Ernst used the novel means of painting Lissajous figures by swinging a punctured bucket of paint over a horizontal canvas.

I did it simply… taking pictures to the world around us. In fact, there is in a natural, random and spontaneous dripping left and created by the times, by the passages of time…by the weather…   

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

TWENTY SIGNS O’ THE TIMES…: ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF SCRATCHES AND CRACKS ON A CITY WALLS

 

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Twenty “signs o’ the times”. Twenty scenes from the walls of a city (Bari, Italy). In this photo-gallery I present some of the pictures I gathered  for my “Lacer/actions” project-research.  As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I  collected so far more than 90.000 images. I’m always amazed and admired how the reality goes beyond every imagination… The important is to be in the right moment and in the right place, having my photocamera ready…

ABOUT MY LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

“LaceR/Actions” is 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 and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decomposition.

One of my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy). In the last years I worked on these projects:  “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” (album, videoclip, installations, inspired by Thomas of Bergamo Scripts, 1563-1631), “Atelier of Colors and Emotions” (a project which involved autistic kids), “Lacer/actions on Aluminium” (11 installations for Fai Private Collection, Italy). My works are part of Contemporary Art Collection (Mercatello sul Metauro, Marche, Italy) and participating to “An Exhibition, a Restoration” in Norcia (Umbria, Italy) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

My recent “The Ghost Bus/A visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015). I produced two short films which were premiered on March 27, 2015 at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham. An Italian premiere took place in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 24-25, 2015. My most recent solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) was on Lake Como, Lenno, Italy, on  July3-4-5, 2015, in a special and spectacular location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art. During the last year, with fashion designer and artist Mitrani Yarden we have developed ideas for the fashion world, as the Volcano Dress (e-book and short film) and an innovative fabric prints series.

ABSTRACT ART ON STREETS: 9 MACRO-PICTURES FROM WALLS IN MILAN

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In this videoclip: abstract macro-photos I took along Milan streets for my LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT… This is not StreetArt, but Art On Streets… They are natural, random and not manipulated images of decomposed and ripped outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and corrosions of urban and industrial matters.  We may see things that we don’t even imagine…

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

 

 

FIFTEEN SHApES OF GREY: ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF RANDOM SCRATCHES ON A PUBLICITY BILLBOARD IN MILAN


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15 abstract images of random scratches on a publicity billboard in Milan, Italy. Created by Roberto Alborghetti his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters.

 © Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, 2015

© Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, 2015

ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES MAGAZINE: 8 PAGES DEDICATED TO HOPES PROJECT BY R.ALBORGHETTI, Y.MITRANI AND E.MALHI… CLICK AND VIEW…

 

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The new issue of USA magazine “ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES” (November / December 2015) published by Renèe LaVerne Rose writes about HOPES project by Roberto Alborghetti Mitrani Yarden  Eylon Malhi .

To view click on this link http://www.artsandculturalstrategies.com/ 

You’ll see and read 8 full pages dedicated to HOPES project and its activities. The news are also presenting the great events recently run in Tuscany for the presentation of Volcano Dress, the incredibile HotCouture outfit created by Mitrani Yarden basing on the original picture taken by Roberto Alborghetti from an old bus (The Ghost Bus project, with Bartons PLC and Act Group founded by Marysia Zipser). Titles about the story are also published in the cover, as you see in the picture above.  

““ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES” in its November /December issue presents highly recommended stories about art and cultural world from different region of the globe.   

NEW magazine feature added – HOTSPOTS! The Hotspots links the reader to videos, websites, emails, etc. Just look for the link or video symbol throughout the magazine. Sign-up to get emails on new, special editions and news updates at http://www.artsandculturalstrategies.com/#!sign-up/gmly8

 

ABOUT ARTS & CULTURAL STRATEGIES

Arts & Cultural Strategies Magazine operates as a catalyst for forging public-private partnerships with key art/cultural stakeholders (art students, emerging artist to international professional artists, curators, gallerist, art administrators, etc.) within the government, art organizations, museums, colleges, universities and the private sector arena. The firm’s approach creates the right climate where project partners collaborate strategically and tactically to move toward successful outcomes.

 

Arts & Cultural Strategies works closely with key stakeholders to provide services such as: sponsorships/endorsements; building collaborative partnerships, project management; project strategist; fostering public/private partnerships; and international cultural exchange programs.

In September 2015, Arts & Cultural Strategies Magazine was launched to provide a rich, rewarding cultural experience for diverse international audience and share  arts/cultural excursions.

For all inquiries contact Renée LaVerné Rose at: 

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THE GHOST BUS: THE ITALIAN PREMIERE IN TUSCANY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE VOLCANO DRESS

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Videoclip about “The Ghost Bus” project by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, Bartons PLC, ACT GROUP. After the successful events of March 2015 in Nottingham ( UK ), the short film premiere will take place on October 24-25 in Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and the Municipality of Piancastagnaio ( Siena ). A party from UK, promoted by ACT Group, Marysia Zipser and Corymbus Tour Operator will join the events. For the occasion, Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden will present a new project for art, fashion and design, with a great creation of haute couture – the Volcano Dress – inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film.

“Can you believe that this art is from an old bus ?”

 

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“The Ghost Bus” (L’Autobus Fantasma) di ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP. Dopo gli eventi speciali del Marzo 2015 a Nottingham (Regno Unito), ecco in Italia la “prima” nazionale del cortometraggio, il 24-25 ottobre, Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaborazione con OSA Onlus e Comune di Piancastagnaio (Siena).

“Ci credi che quest’arte è su un vecchio autobus?” 

Soundtrack: Reciprocity Excalibur by Audiomachine.

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