DRAGOONS, ALIENS, MONSTERS AND GHOSTS…: ABSTRACTS FROM LAMEZIA TERME STREETS (THE VIDEOCLIP)

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These images aren’t paintings, but abstract photos of the world around us. They were taken from poles along the streets in Lamezia Terme (Italy). They are part of Roberto Alborghetti ‘s project and research (called “Lacer/actions”) about decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack: Crossing Destiny, Audiomachine.

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions, 2015

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions, 2015

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“LIKE THE SOUND OF MANY WATERS”: MY “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” SHOW OPENS TOMORROW ON LAKE COMO

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, LACER-ACTIONS

 

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I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder.

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E udì dal cielo un suono forte, come il fragore dell’oceano e come il rombo del tuono.

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2011, Tela / Canvas/ Mixed media

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This is not a painting or a digitally made picture, but an abstract photo of a decomposed and torn publicity poster

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One day to go to my solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – which is gonna to take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful and medieval Lenno (but its origins are from Roman times!).

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. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

LENNO, LAKE COMO (ITALY): THE ENCHANTING MEDIEVAL PLACE WHERE  MY EXHIBITION OPENS ON FRIDAY JULY 3…

 

 

 

© Photos by Roberto Alborghetti – Lenno, Lake Como, 2015

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My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful and medieval Lenno (its origins are from Roman times).

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. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

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 INFOS:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenno

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https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenno

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http://www.tripadvisor.it/Tourism-g1076867-Lenno_Lake_Como_Lombardy-Vacations.html

 

“THE SUN BECAME BLACK…”: SPECIAL PREVIEW # 5 OF MY “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBIT

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS

 

 

 

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The sun became black as sackcloth made of hair,

and the whole moon became as blood.

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Il sole diventò scuro, come panno di lutto,

e la luna diventò color sangue.

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2012, Tela / Canvas/ Mixed media

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This is not a painting or a digitally made picture, but an abstract photo  of a decomposed and torn publicity poster (seen in Amsterdam City center)    

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My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in the amazing Romanesque Baptistery on Lake Como, Italy, on July 3-4-5,  in the beautiful Lenno town.

The Baptistery stands 50 meters from the lake shore and it’s considered one of the most stunning examples of Romanesque art in Northen Italy.  Dedicated to St. John (The Baptist) it was built in the 11th Century. Its octagonal structure looks incredibly simple and essential: we see a squared bell tower and an apse pointed to north. The vault, the portal with three archs, fragments of medieval frescos and a baroque pictorial cycle are other interesting elements of the temple.

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. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

 

  • Opening Hours / Friday July 5: h.4-10 pm; Saturday 4 and Sunday 5: 10am-12am; 2,30 pm-10 pm. Venue: St. John Baptistery, Piazza XI Febbraio, Lenno (Comune Tremezzina), Lake  Como
  • Aperture mostra: venerdi 5 Luglio 2015, ore 16-22. Nelle giornate di sabato 4 e domenica 5 luglio: 10-12, 14,30 – 22,00. Il Battistero di San Giovanni si trova in Piazza XI Febbraio.

IF VISUAL IS SENSUAL / MY ARTWORK PERFUMING AS… “CHANEL CRISTALLE”: A GREAT STORY BY AN AMERICAN SCENTS EXPERT

Lanier Smith ( Michael Smith) is an American friend and fellow blogger, author, artist and film maker (give a look at his YouTube channel: you’ll be finding incredible re-makings of the most important movies). He lives in San Francisco (California, USA) and he masters an huge and professional knowledge and experience about scents and fragrances history, culture and marketing.

On his blog –  “Scents Memory” – he wrote a great story about one of my “Lacer/actions” artworks which will be on display in my upcoming “Colors of an Apocalypse” show scheduled on Lake Como on July 3-4-5, at the Romanesque Baptistery we admire in Lenno.

Nothing new, someone will say. But Lanier Smith really did something unprecedented. He translated the “feelings” and the inner sensations of my artwork (an abstract photo of cracks) in an unique and extraordinary olfactory description, associating the image to the prestigious Chanel Cristalle.

Lanier Smith is an expert and researcher of essences and perfumes . And he is in love with Italy. In his post – that I reblog in its full version, pictures included – he splendidly combines scents, colors and feelings recalling a famous place in Rome: Villa Borghese and its wonderful Gardens.

LACER/AZIONI! CHANEL CRISTALLE…

By Lanier Smith

Read the original story at: 

https://sentsmemory.wordpress.com/2012/12/01/lacerazioni-chanel-cristalle/

How do you escape the noise, pressure and the maddening crowds of a city? It is something we all can do; all you need is a park and the sky. Lying on the soft grass on your back looking up at the sky is an instant escape. Everything sinks into the earth beneath the soft damp grass you are lying on. Work, time, pressure, anger, frustration, worry, they all slide away as you seem to levitate toward the sky. The one thing that doesn’t slide way is your sense of smell.

My friend and fellow blogger Roberto Alborghetti is a wonderful artist. When I became enamored of his new works entitled Lacer/azioni,  “Lacer /actions”,  I got to know him over time. Roberto creates his amazing works from decomposing publicity posters and city signs. It is really amazing to see because there is not a trace of the source material in the finished pieces and you would never guess where they originated. He photographs details of posters and street signs and then transfers them to canvas, and video, and even to silk scarves. He is a renowned Journalist in Italy as well as the author of over 30 books and a television producer. But it is obvious from his passion about his work that this is where is heart resides, in his wonderful art. 

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Roberto came to me with a challenge recently. Was it possible to find inspiration in one of his artworks that could lead to comparison to a particular perfume? Could I unlock the connection between visual and sensual? That was indeed at first a baffling idea to me, so I accepted the challenge.  It took months of looking at the painting once a day and smelling a different scent in conjunction with the visual. Each attempt lead to zero, nothing clicked and I was beginning to think the task was an impossible one.

In Thursday’s mail I received a bottle of perfume I had been looking for and waiting to try for many months. Filled with that anticipation we who love perfume all share, I opened the box and tested the perfume on my arm. Instantly I understood what had been missing in my quest for the perfect scent to go along with Roberto’s artpiece. Chanel Cristalle Eau De Parfum entered my senses and opened my eyes with a fresh point of view about the picture.

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THIS ARTWORK (ABSTRACT PHOTO OF NATURAL CRACKS) INSPIRED THE STORY BY LANIER SMITH.

I was transported to the Villa Borghese, the wonderful and enchanted park in the center of Rome. The smell of the earth moist after a May rain shower meets the nostrils with a primal pungent primavera punch.  Flowers washed clean in the rain add to the aroma as you look up look up into the same sky in which Michelangelo must have envisioned God creating Adam amongst the clouds. There is a deep rich smell of bark in the background, the unmistakable smell of a city park. This is what I saw when I looked into the artwork by Roberto as I was entranced by Chanel’s Cristalle’s very deep green and floral Chypre notes. I was lying on my back looking up at the most beautiful sky in the world.

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CHANEL CRISTALLE

Cristalle opens brightly through the sun dappled leaves of the trees with a superb blending of exotic Mandarin, with hardy warm Sicilian Lemons. These are perfect Mediterranean citrus notes.  There is a little juicy peach in the back of the park warm and fuzzy in the sun adding a bright lush taste, up front at the entrance to the park Lilly of the Valley and bergamot join in right. It is going to be lovely here in the Villa Borghese.

In the middle notes just far enough into the park that the city sounds fade with the there is the “Chanel” Jasmine, like no other jasmine in the world it enfolds you in pure delight like the laughter of a beautiful woman in the dark. Rich earthy Iris adds a note of dangerous glamour and reminds you to dig your fingers into the moist richness of this experience. Hyacinth and Rosewood are found in this part of the urban forest and only enhance and deepen the sensuality of this fragrance.

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ROME: VILLA BORGHESE, THE LAKE AND THE GARDENS.

At sundown near the edge of the park the base notes of green woody vetiver and oak moss enhance the beauty of your visit to this place where the sky meets the city and there is escape for anyone seeking it. Cristalle is marketed as a female perfume yet it is not at all overwhelmingly feminine. I would categorize it as a very bold uni-sex scent. Longevity is good and the silage respectable.

So at last I found the scent that met the challenge, at least for me. I am sure when you look at the works by Roberto Alborghetti you might find a special scent in your perfume wardrobe that it inspires.

To learn more about Roberto and his magnificent art please visit his blog:https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

“A FLAME OF FIRE” / SPECIAL PREVIEW # 2 FROM MY UPCOMING “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” EXHIBIT

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS, CANVAS

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, LACER-ACTIONS, CANVAS

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His eyes were like a flame of fire. Aveva gli occhi ardenti come fuoco. * 2010, Tela / Canvas/ Mixed media 62×42

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This is not a painting or a digitally made picture,

but an abstract photo of a torn and decomposed publicity poster  

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My upcoming solo exhibition – “Colors Of An Apocalypse 2015″ – will take place in 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.   COLORI DI UN'APOCALISSE - COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE SHOW, 2015 The Baptistery is dedicated to St. John (The Baptist) and built in the 11th Century. Its octagonal structure looks incredibly simple and essential: we see a squared bell tower and an apse pointed to north. The vault, the portal with three archs, fragments of medieval frescos and a baroque pictorial cycle are other interesting elements of the temple. 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. Each artwork will be introduced by a phrase  from “The Apocalypse of John”. Images and words to suggest a trip through hopes and tragedies of human life and beings.

A GREAT SONG BY JAZZ SINGER JEANIE BARTON GOES WITH MY ABSTRACT WORKS CAUGHT “LIVE” IN NOTTINGHAM STREETS

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A great song by jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton pushed me to create this videoclip displaying 38 abstract photos I took in March visiting Nottingham City (East Midlands, United Kingdom); I already posted an article about this images series: https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/05/11/the-nottingham-you-didnt-expect-modern-art-under-the-sky-and-along-the-streets-2/

Jeanie Barton lives in Nottingham (please, read some few lines of her biography I reported below).  She was impressed by this idea and let me free to create… I’m so proud about this clip which mixes and matches Jeanie’s wonderful voice and music with my visual works ( they aren’t paintings or digitally made compositions, but abstract pics from reality taken along Nottingham streets). So, let you capture by this great bluesy song, so tenderly sung by Jeanie.

Infos about the videoclip: “Can I think of love?” (Colors Of Nottigham Streets) :  Words, music and vocals by Jeanie Barton, keyboards by Steve Rose, guitars by Chris Berry, percussion and production by Paul Morgan. Created by Roberto Alborghetti

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JEANIE. GREAT VOICE AND GREAT REVIEWS

“Jeanie’s vocals are a touch of class with a sound that is both stylish and personal and characterized by a refreshingly English delivery…” John O’Neill, former jazz critic of The Sunday Times

“Jeanie is a joyous performer with an effortless style…” Neil Bennison, Music Programme Manager, Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

“Jeanie’s infectious smile, great diction and rapport with her audience make it a joy and a real pleasure to listen her” Chris Moore, BBC Radio ‘Jazz Incorporated’

“Absolutely spot-on” LondonJazz News

“The hot chick had mellow tones….” Richard Roundtree (Shaft)

 

ABOUT JEANIE BARTON

Jeanie Barton is a jazz singer and songwriter from Nottingham in England.   After training with the National Youth Music Theatre she studied jazz harmony at Morley College in London and improvisation with BBC Jazz award winner Anita Wardell, she also cut her teeth as singer and compere for bebop pioneer Laurie Morgan and his trio (fronting their famous North London weekly gig, Downstairs at The King’s Head in Crouch End for over a decade).

Jeanie has gone on to support Georgie Fame, sing backing vocals for Luddy Samms (The Drifters) and recently performed for Samuel L Jackson as well as other A list celebrities, singing Bond songs in front of British Icons like Shirley Bassey and Pierce Brosnan.  Credits include performances at The Jazz Cafe, The 606 club, Ronnie Scott’s and The National Theatre, as well as a cruise on the Seine in Paris.

www.jeaniebarton.com

http://jazzandcocktails.co.uk/

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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 (during my research around the world  I  collected so far about 75.000 images). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter 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 two 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” project was carried out with Bartons Plc and Act Group, Beeston, Nottingham, UK (January-March 2015) with a great short films premiere on March 27, at Bartons Plc, Chilwell-Nottingham. My next solo show (“Colors of an Apocalypse 2015”) is sheduled 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.

 

www.robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/