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These “scratches” (abstract photos) are part of “LaceR/Actions”, 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 shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (2012-2103, 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).
“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. 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.
New edition of the video with soundtrack composed, performed and produced by Eylon Malhi. Music goes with abstract pics from my Lacer/actions project about the decomposition of posters, urban and industrial materials. Four minutes of music and visual art… The photos presented in the videoclip are magnifications of corrosions, cracks and scratches that I saw on a waste container in Rome (Italy). Abstracted from their context and place, they became a sort of warm colors palette. Videoclip by Roberto Alborghetti.
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.
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© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions
Series of Abstract Photos taken in Barletta (Puglia, Italy) for Lacer/actions project. Remembering July 12, 2016: 23 people were killed and dozens injured in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia, in one of the country’s worst rail accidents in recent years.
Serie di Foto Astratte scattate a Barletta… Videoclip In Memoria del 12 Luglio 2016 e delle vittime del tragico scontro ferroviario sulla linea Andria-Corato.
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).
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, 2016
The day before yesterday, in Turin, returning from a visit to the exhibition “Tempo.Memoria” curated by Sergio Gomez at the MIIT (Museo Internazionale Italia Arte by Guido Folco, Corso Cairoli 4) I came across a number of scratches along Corso Vittorio Emanuele (advertising billboards, wastebins, light poles …) I took some shots … Turin goes on pop. Bold colors. This is Art On The Streets. These are macro photos. These are magnifications of the world around us. These are “Lacer / actions” …
L’altro ieri, a Torino, di ritorno dalla visita alla mostra “Tempo.Memoria” presso il MIIT (Museo Internazionale Italia Arte di Guido Folco, Corso Cairoli 4) mi sono imbattuto in una serie di graffi lungo Corso Vittorio Emanuele (tabelloni pubblicitari, cestini dei rifiuti, pali della luce…) Ho ripreso qualche scatto… Torino va sul pop. Colori decisi. Questa è l’Arte nelle Strade…Queste sono macro-riprese di ciò che ci circonda. Queste sono “Lacer/actions”…