© Roberto Alborghetti
During a recent visit to Cesenatico – beautiful Italian town on Adriatic Coast, internationally famous for its wonderful Port Channel designed by Leonardo Da Vinci – I was captured by a sort of “open air art installation”… It showed incredible colors that I immediately fixed on my camera for my “Lacer/actions” research about torn posters and urban signs.
As you may see in this photogallery, I took pictures from a disfigured traffic sign. It was located in the centre of the town. I was really struck by the way the passage of times (and the works on the street) attacked it ruthlessly…
Yes, that defaced traffic sign may be considered an example of some human uneasiness (and the fact that passers-by didn’t noticed it at all, confirms my thought)… So, enjoy some abstract images from this spontaneous and public art installation in which it’s possible to trace colors and shapes reminding us some modern art streams … BUT they are natural, realistic, random and not manipulated images, as all the 80.000 pics I took so far for my project…
* * *
GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER
Press Release 10TH September 2015
from ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) Nottingham, UK
A beautiful visual adventure is budding from the Land of Robin Hood to the Land of Ghino di Tacco in Tuscany. From the much lauded March 27th GHOST BUS SHOW and UK short films premiere at Nottingham and its collaboration between celebrated visual artist Roberto Alborghetti, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and Bartons plc, an exciting international abstract art gallery is travelling along the road bridging England to Italy, via an old rusty bus. An exciting multi art, culture and tourism show that will be starting on Wednesday 21 October with the ACT Tuscany GRAND TOUR and finishing on Wednesday 28 October.
In the middle weekend of the tour, 24 & 25 October, at Mount Amiata, where the extinct volcano resides over this stunning landscape, there is taking place, at the medieval hill topped town of Piancastagnaio, a wonderful mayorial reception and tour offered to the people of Beeston, Nottingham, East Midlands and from all over England, with descending visitors from Italy and all over Europe.
On Sunday 25 October evening, in collaboration with Osa Onlus, the Comune of Piancastagnaio, his Major Luigi Vagaggini, the highlight of the tour will be the ITALIAN short film premiere of THE GHOST BUS followed by an explosive ART FASHION & DESIGN SHOW by Roberto Alborghetti and international couturier Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist.
The huge publicity derived from this great collaboration of Italian visual artist, Beeston based art-culture-tourism group and an old rusty 1950s bus once operated by Bartons, has led to Art-Culture-Tourism “twinning talks” between Nottingham and Tuscany. In fact Beeston with Piancastagnio, Nottingham with Siena, East Midlands region with Mount Amiata region. And these “talks” will be progressed and ACTivated during the Tuscany GRAND TOUR.
A visual treat is in store for those booking and participating in this road and landscape adventure bringing together England and Italy. The writing is on the wall… follow the RENAISSANCE to the heart of Tuscany!
“The road never ends…only our vision does.” (A.Reddy)
For more information:
Roberto Alborghetti, visual artist, author, journalist, Bergamo, Italy https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/ @RobAlborg
Social media image/poster attached – Nottingham’s Robin Hood meets Ghino di Tacco – Tuscany GRAND TOUR
http://bcove.me/hcou9m5w NottsTV 6.30-7.00 Show 28.8.15
http://bcove.me/3tmudxsn NottsTV News (5 mins) 6.8.15 Beeston twinning with Tuscany
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu4wVOVXHyQ THE GHOST BUS – The Magical Night of the Short Films Premiere 27 March 2015
Fantastic photos & videos contest, closing date of 10th October and is open to anyone around the world. https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2015/08/20/the-ghost-bus-film-premiere-in-tuscany-call-for-a-great-videos-and-photos-contest-read-the-rules/
Walking through the STREETS of a city and finding out ( suddenly ) a BILLBOARD on which some decomposed publicity posters BRING your EYES into amazing horizons, visions and incredible UNIVERSES…
Once again, it happened to me. Once again, here are some of the pictures I’ve gathered there, with my camera…
Once again, I was amazed and admired how the REALITY goes beyond every imagination.
All that was not created by the BRUSH of a painter, but simply by the CASE…
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 80.000 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. An Italian premiere will take place in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 24-25. 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.
This is the trailer about the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus” 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 inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film. “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus ?”. Soundtrack: J.S. Bach, from Toccata in D minor ( J.Brown ). “The road never ends…”.
“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). Previsti eventi speciali. “Ci credi che quest’arte è su un vecchio auto bus?” Soundtrack: J.S. Bach, from Toccata in D minore (J.Brown). “La strada non ha mai fine…”.
19 abstract photos from a big waste-container… Artworks by Roberto Alborghetti for its “Lacer/actions” project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack: “Upward and Over” by Matthew Robertson, Mike Reed.
This artwork titled “There is some chaos, but with a focal point” (“C’è del caos ma con un punto focale”) – abstract photo on canvas (42 x 62) I “captured” in Milan during a cloudy day on December 2010 – is displayed since April 2013 at the Permanent Collection of Contemporary Art, in Mercatello S/M, Pesaro Urbino, Marche (Italy). Now the composition and its concept were chosen as the official name of a day (August 10) of events about dance, music and visual arts promoted by InDialogo. Such an honour for me!
Two years ago I was so proud to donate my “Chaos” work to the Permanent Collection in Marche accepting the invitation from the curator, artist and sculptor Pasquale Martini, who had the way to view some of my abstract works focusing his attention on an image that, according to Martini, depicts and interprets the sense of my “Lacer/actions” project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. I’m so glad to be part of this Permanent Collection gathering pieces from national and international artists who are developing new forms and expressions in modern art.