“CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” VIDEO TO BREAK PATTERNS AND BARRIERS: 7 MINUTES OF SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY, VISUAL ART, MOTETS BY MONTEVERDI AND A CAPTURING VOICE…

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Guest Writer: Stefano Alberti

Twenty-seven images (Lacer/actions) by Roberto Alborghetti go with scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631) or Thomas From Olera. This Italian mixed media production shows seven minutes of colors, thoughts, music and emotions which update – with the “abstract realism” of Roberto Alborghetti works – the scripts wrote by a mystic and visionary man who lived over 450 years ago.

The videoclip is a capturing game of contaminations which tries to break codes, patterns and barriers between different media and expressions: thoughts from XVI Century, visuals, urban art, motets composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), the beautiful recitation of one of the most famous Italian speakers, Marco Minelli (Station manager at Radio Kiss Kiss Italian network) who gives strenght to the thoughts of Thomas from Bergamo. Yes, seven minutes of Past, Present and Future… 

“Contemplations and Lacer/actions” video was carried out in collaboration with some Italian excellences in media production and post-production: Centro Studi “Tommaso Acerbis”, Doriano Bendotti, Marco Daminelli and Marco Marcassoli.

The visual scenes created by Roberto Alborghetti are not paintings, and even graphic and digitally design made by computer, but absolutely realistic pics, captured from reality, like the other 50,000 images he has collected over the years during his research-survey on torn and ecomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments …

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR "CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS"  PROJECT , 2013

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT , 2013

VOICES & ECHOES…WITH THE WONDERFUL MUSIC BY MIKE STRICKLAND (WHO THANKS FOR THE CLIP!)

When I read Susan Kahn “Empty Moon” poem at her “Emptinesscafe”Blog, I instinctively thought to a “Lacer/actions” artwork I’ve created with my torn posters and urban signs images (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50).

From Animoto library I chose a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. He saw this clip through my You Tube channel and he kindly sent to me his beautiful comment. Thank you so much Mike!

I invite you sharing his wonderful music at his YT channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

“LIKE ECHOES OR MOONLIGHT”: AFTER THE VIDEO, AN HAIGA COMPOSITION

 Susan Kahn verses with Roberto Alborghetti art

 

The fields of earth and sky

Are like echoes or moonlight

Reflecting the sun

I campi di terra e cielo

Come echi o luna

Riflessi del sole

 

From videoclip to haiga composition. “Like echoes or moonlight” is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated on a music video (“Like Echoes… Like Lacer/actions”). Now, in a different kind of espression, but fusing again Susan’s words with my artwork – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present an haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So enjoy this visual which gathers Susan Kahn poetry and my art ( “Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). As happened in the videoclip (below the links) inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs.

 VIDEOCLIP LINKS

http://animoto.com/play/oVfBh5Ao1WMYbwgjjIPBhQ

 http://youtu.be/LXcLuw1XkWE

 http://vodpod.com/watch/16031097-like-echoes-like-laceractions?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/like-echoes-like-lacer-actions-5931611

FROM HAIKU TO HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

 ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com/Emptiness.html

 Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature. In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.

 

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

 Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”, “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”, “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

 

MY LACER/ACTIONS ON SHOW AT “PARALLAX AF” IN LONDON

They are on show at “Parallax AF” at La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall (October 14,15,16, ’11). Exhibition conceived and curated by the art historian Dr Chris Barlow.

 My “lacer/actions” artworks will be on show in London, at “Parallax AF” (Wall 12, La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) from 14 to 16 October, 2011). The exhibition ‘s curator, the art historian dr. Chris Barlow, selected three works:

  •  “Nine Eleven, New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Tracks #2”, Canvas, 47×70, 2011
  • As running fast water…”, Canvas, 62×42, 2010
  • I don’t like to stand still”, Canvas, 62×42, 2010
  • I think that they may represent and show something about my research about the incredible world of “street signs”: the mysterious dimension of torn posters. I’ve collected more than 30.000 images. The three ones I present at “Parallax” are only a small indication about my art, that people like to call “psycho-artworks” or images that seem to come from Nowhere… During the show – private view included – I’ll be very glad to meet people and tell them something about my art.

ABOUT PARALLAX AF

http://www.barlowfinedrawings.com/robertoalborghetti.html

Parallax AF is the first art fair of its kind to use new theories from art history in its approach. It showcases established and emerging international contemporary artists.

Parallax AF grew out of an international exhibition that was conceived and curated by the art historian Dr Chris Barlow. It is different from other artists fairs in that it is like a specialised exhibition. It is a serious platform for international and national artists to present their work to national and international dealers, art industry people, collectors, critics and buyers in an exhibition format underpinned with critical theory.

This also provides artists with the benefit, if they wish, to present non-commercial work, or to try out new commercial ideas, without high overhead risks often associated with other fairs.

Parallax AF held in a professional gallery space in central London. The shows are curated by a professional guest curator, having the feel of an organised exhibition, and catalogue essays are written by academics. Parallax AF aims to provide a key service in helping artists to promote and sell their work, as well as providing a platform for developing their careers and practice.

 It is loosely divided into two exhibition showcases presenting abstraction/conceptual and figurative/conceptual art. The Parallax AF takes place at La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall and is curated by Dr Chris Barlow.

Abstract/conceptual show: 14th – 16th October (Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm)

Figurative/conceptual show: 21st – 23rd October (Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm)

 VENUE

La Galleria is the most prestigious contemporary art space in central London and well known in the St. James’s and Mayfair arts and fashion business communities for hosting important cultural events. It is situated in the Royal Opera Arcade on Pall Mall and is opposite the Institute of Directors and Athenaeum Club. It is two minutes from the National Gallery and Trafalgar Square. The nearest tube stations are Charing Cross or Piccadilly.

 DATES

Thursday 13th October: 10 am – 7pm (“private view” no. 1, 7pm – 9pm)

Friday 14th October: 10am – 6pm, open to public

Saturday 15th October: 10am – 6pm, open to the public (“private view” no 2, 7pm – 9pm)

Sunday 16th October: 10am – 5pm, open to the public

 TICKETS

There is no door charge and entry is free for the public.

LACER/ACTIONS :  MORE AT…

http://robertoalborghetti.wordress.com/

http://assets2.artslant.com/global/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

  www.myspace.com/lacer-azioni

http://it-it.facebook.com/people/Roberto-Alborghetti-Lacer-azioni

 LE MIE “LACER/AZIONI” NEL CUORE DI LONDRA

Le mie “lacer/azioni” saranno in mostra a Londra, alla “Parallax AF” (“La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall) dal 14 al 16 ottobre 2011. Il curatore dell’evento, lo storico dell’arte dr. Chris Barlow, ha selezionato tre opere:

  •  “Nine Eleven, New York 2001, Victims & Martyrs, The Blood Tracks #2” (Undici Settembre, New York 2001, Vittime & Martiri, Le Tracce del Sangue #2, Tela, 47×70, 2011)
  • As running fast water…” (“Come acqua che corre veloce…”, Tela, 62×42, 2010
  • I don’t like to stand still” (“Non mi piace stare fermo”, Tela, 62×42, 2010

Penso che questi artworks possano raprresentare e mostrare qualcosa della mia ricerca nell’incredibile mondo dei “segni di strada”: la misteriosa dimensione dei manifesti strappati. Ho finora collezionato più di 30.000 immagini. Le tre che presento alla “Parallax” sono solo un piccolissimo indizio della mia attività nel campo dell’arte visuale, che la gente già chiama “psico-immagini” o scene che sembrano arrivare da Nessunposto… Durante la mostra sarò lieto di incontrare il pubblico per uno scambio di idee sulla mia attività artistica.

A PROPOSITO DI “PARALLAX AF”…

http://www.barlowfinedrawings.com/robertoalborghetti.html

Parallax AF è nata da una mostra internazionale chiamata “Parallax” che fu concepita e allestita dallo storico dell’arte Dr Chris Barlow. Parallax AF è la prima fiera dell’arte ad usare nuove tecniche d’approccio all’espressione artistica. Le sue “vetrine” annuali consentono agli artisti internazionali di emergere, offrendo una grande visibilità.

Parallax AF è diversa dalle altre mostre perchè è specializzata: è una vera e propria piattaforma per gli artisti nazionali ed internazionali che permette loro di presentare i propri lavori ai galleristi nazionali ed internazionali, agli industriali, ai collezionisti, ai critici e ai compratori. La mostra offre agli artisti il vantaggio di presentare opere non commerciali o di provare nuove idee senza rischi globali che spesso si verificano durante analoghe manifestazioni.

Parallax AF è situata in una galleria professionale nel centro di Londra: le mostre sono curate da un sovrintendente professionista in grado di realizzare eventi ben organizzati, con saggi su cataloghi redatti da accademici. Lo scopo di Parallax AF é quello di fornire un servizio per aiutare gli artisti a promuovere e vendere le loro opere e provvedere ad uno spazio per sviluppare la loro pratica e la loro carriera.

Parallax è divisa in due mostre-evento dedicate rispettivamente all’arte astratta/concettuale (dal 14 al 16 ottobre) ed all’arte figurativa/concettuale (dal 21 al 23 ottobre ).

SEDE DELLA MOSTRA

La Galleria” è il luogo più prestigioso dedicato all’arte contemporanea nel centro di Londra: è conosciuto dagli artisti in St.James e Mayfair e dalle fashion-communities per ospitare eventi culturali. È situata nella Royal Opera Arcade sul Pall Mall ed è di fronte all’ Institute of Directors e all’ Athenaeum Club. Dista due minuti dalla National Gallery e da Trafalgar Square. La stazione metropolitana più vicina è Charing Cross o Piccadilly. Parallax AF è curata dal Dottor Chris Barlow.

DATE ED ORARI

Govedì 13 ottobre: mostra riservata su inviti, dalle 19 alle 21)

Venerdì 14 ottobre: dalle 10 alle 18 aperta al pubblico

Sabato 15 ottobre: dalle 10 alle 18 aperta al pubblico (mostra riservata su inviti dalle 19 alle 21)

Domenica 16 ottobre: dalle 10 alle 17 aperta al pubblico

BIGLIETTI

Non c’è alcun prezzo d’entrata e l’ingresso è gratuito per il Pubblico. Previste due “private views” strettamente su invito. 

 Lacer/azioni su web:

 https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

http://assets2.artslant.com/global/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

www.myspace.com/lacer-azioni

http://it-it.facebook.com/people/Roberto-Alborghetti-Lacer-azioni

“9/11,REMEMBERING A TRAGEDY THROUGH ART”: DR.SRINI PILLAY WRITES ON “THE HUFFINGTON POST” ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI’S WORK

 
Dr. Srini Pillay – Harvard psychiatrist, brain-imaging researcher, clinician and executive coach – wrote an interesting article on the famous “The Huffington Post” about my artwork dedicated to 9/11. Here’s the link:       
 
 

“The Huffington Post” – la testata di news piu’ cliccata del mondo (ha superato perfino il “New York Times”) – pubblica un approfondito articolo sul mio artwork “Nine Eleven, New York 2001″, dedicato al ricordo dei quasi 3.000 caduti nell’attacco terroristico dell’11 settembre 2001. L’articolo è scritto dal Dr. Srini Pillay, uno dei piu’ noti ed autorevoli psichiatri americani, docente clinico ad Harvard, ricercatore, executive couch, speaker motivazionale, autore di best sellers sul rapporto tra cervello e comportamento umano e appunto columnist del celebre “Huffpo”.

Srini Pillay ha visto su web i miei artworks “Lacer/azioni” e ne è rimasto molto colpito, soprattutto dall’immagine che ho dedicato alla strage del WTC. Qui sotto il link all’articolo dell’Huffington Post.

La tela Nine Eleven sarà esposta a Londra a metà ottobre nell’ambito della prestigiosa “Parallax AF”, presso “La Galleria”, alla Royal Opera Arcade, sul centralissimo Pall Mall.

 The Huffington Post – Dr.Srini Pillay

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/srinivasan-pillay/911-art_b_953397.html

“WHAT COLOR THE AIR IS…”

 

 “Tell me what color the air is…” (F. Dostoevskj)

LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORK by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Lithograph, image size: 35×25; paper size: 70×50

MY LACER/ACTIONS ARTWORKS: KITES IN THE SKY

 

This is one of my recents “LaceR/Actions” artworks.

The title is: “It seemed that there were kites in the sky”.

Medium: Canvas, 57×87, Unique original copy.

Image location: Milan, Italy 2010.

 

LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 24.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles, or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn advertisings give new life to paper lacerations.

I think that in the lacerated advertisings is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests.

 

LACER/ACTIONS on web

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.myspace.com/lacer-azioni

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

www.facebook.com/roberto.alborghettilacerazioni

http://lacer-azioni.blip.tv/

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

http://it.linkedin.com/in/robertoalborghettilacerazioni

 

LE “LACER/AZIONI” DI ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI:”AND CONTAMINATION BECOMES ART”

Mina Cappussi (editor in chief of the daily magazine “A World of Italians” wrote this article aboout “Lacer/Actions” artworks:Roberto Alborghetti choose to silence words and to let the images tell. LaceR/Actions are really unusual images, so far away from common visions. They are not manipulated images, they are natural images. Alborghetti “spies” advertisings, and all what is ripped, sticked and lacerated paper, mixin’up styles, colors, explicit or subliminal messages. Alborghetti proceeds his research in an ingenious way, re-reading images and messages in the light of superimposition, like a photoshot with a long time exposure, lettin’ flow emotions, sensations, events that contaminate the original scene. And so, the contamination becomes art, and we have the way to discover new points of view and observation, settin’ free one mind of prejudices and conventional thoughts. Roberto Alborghetti ‘s laceR/Actions are movement and action that born from breaking rules and plans, the are pure art enclosed inside paper fragments, layed down as a fecund seed on the world walls.”

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 SU “LACER/AZIONI”:  COSI HA SCRITTO MINA CAPPUSSI, GIORNALISTA, SCRITTRICE E DOCENTE PRESSO L’UNIVERSITA’ DEL MOLISE:

 Una visuale del riciclo che restituisce emozioni, una dinamica di linguaggio dall’eccezionale forza evocativa, una inquadratura della realtà che trascende i canoni e solletica la fantasia. E’ ciò che mi viene in mente osservando le opere di Roberto Alborghetti, collega giornalista, che ha scelto di mettere a tacere le parole e far parlare le immagini.

Ma si tratta di immagini inconsuete, lontane dalla visione comune, immagini non manipolate, “naturali”, possiamo dire. Sì, perché Alborghetti “spia” i manifesti, le pubblicità, tutto ciò che è immagine cartacea incollata, strappata, riattaccata, in una sovrapposizione di stili, colori, messaggi, espliciti o subliminali.

Alborghetti procede semplicemente, genialmente, ad una rilettura di quei messaggi, alla luce delle sovrapposizioni, come una fotografia con un tempo di posa lunghissimo, all’interno del quale si consumano emozioni, sensazioni, eventi a contaminare la scena originale. Quando il tempo tende all’infinito anche lo spazio assume nuove e incredibili dimensioni.

La “contaminazione” diviene arte, quando si riesce a leggerne il messaggio nascosto, quando si scoprono nuovi punti di osservazioni, sbarazzandoci di sistemi di giudizio canonici. Sono le laceR/Azioni di Alborghetti, movimento e azione che nasce dalla rottura degli schemi, opere d’arte racchiuse in frammenti di carta strappata, deposta come bacello fecondo, sui muri di tutto il mondo.

Mina Cappussi

Giornalista, scrittrice

Direttore de “Un mondod’italiani”

Giornale quotidiano internazionale

KEFALONIA, 1943 – VICTIMS & MARTYRS, THE BLOOD TRACKS #1

One of my recent LACER/ACTIONS artworks.

Title: KEFALONIA, 1943 – VICTIMS & MARTYRS. THE BLOOD  TRACKS # 1

Canvas, 52×83, Unique original copy.