IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC GAMES COLORS..! BUT THEY’RE PHOTOS OF A RIPPED AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection – almost 100.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here…

There’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing… Yes, it’s raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up… A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?

These abstract photos were part of one of the most capturing torn posters I ever seen so far during my long research about ripped ads and urban signs. It was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of colors and shapes. I really had the luck to be in the right time in the right place… (in the following days the billboard was covered with new publicity posters).

The huge and whole torn paper advertising showed me pre-existing images that were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particles which presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a completely white background.

“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers (from billboards and advertisings diplays), natural cracks and scratches, decompositions on urban and industrial matters.

I have so far collected almost 100.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs, aluminum or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings and in the matters decompositions 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.

R.A.

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IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! DID SOMEONE SHATTER THE 5 CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER ABOUT IT: IT’S JUST AN ARTPIECE FROM TORN POSTERS…

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER-ACTIONS FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2012 London Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection  – more than 40.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here…

There’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing… Yes, it’s raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up… A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?          

ABOUT 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Olympic Games will take place in a host of new venues as well as using existing and historic facilities. Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford and Lower Lea Valley in East London.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from tomorrow, July 27, to August 12, followed by the 2012 Para Olympic Games from August 29 to September 9. At the opening Ceremony around 100.000 people will be working on the Games – including 3.000 staff, up to 70.000 volunteers and a large number of contractors. The London 2012 Olympic logo has created considerable controversy and the spiralling cost of the Games is likely to be an ongoing problem…

London has hosted the Olympic Games on other two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olimpiads.

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