TWENTY SIGNS O’ THE TIMES…: ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF SCRATCHES AND CRACKS ON A CITY WALLS

 

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Twenty “signs o’ the times”. Twenty scenes from the walls of a city (Bari, Italy). In this photo-gallery I present some of the pictures I gathered  for my “Lacer/actions” project-research.  As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I  collected so far more than 90.000 images. I’m always amazed and admired how the reality goes beyond every imagination… The important is to be in the right moment and in the right place, having my photocamera ready…

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. 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 my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (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) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

My recent “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. During the last year, 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.

BLACK ‘N’ WHITE: THE VOYAGE… PAINTINGS? NO, ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS IN BARI (ITALY)

 

New video created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions”, project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban matters.

The Black ‘n’ White photos were taken in Bari (Italy). Powerful Soundtrack: “The Voyage” by Audiomachine.

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

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ABSTRACT BLUE SKIES… BUT THEY ARE JUST DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Some abstract skies… The 5 pictures are macro-photos I took from a decomposed publicity poster I saw on a billboard in Bari (South Italy). They are part of my “Lacer/actions” project-research (I’ve collected so far about 90.000 pics) about natural decomposition and corrosion of publicity postes, industrial and urban matters and of all what people normally consider the “disturbing elements of the environment”. This is not streetart, but art on the street. Natural, normal, absolutely random, without sprays…  

 

 

NATURAL CORROSION IS AN ELEKTRO FLUX… ABSTRACT MACRO-PHOTOS + ÜBER-MAUS SOUNDTRACK

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Abstract photos (macro-pictures of natural corrosion of varnished cracks and  scratches ) from Bari streets, Italy. They go with a great elektro track by ÜBER-MAUS. Created by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI for his LACER/ACTIONS project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. Soundtrack: “The Omega Man 2”, by Über-Maus – http://www.ubermaus.com

 

© Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

WORLD WATER DAY 2016 / ABSTRACT FRESHWATER (THEY’RE CORROSIONS ON AN IRON GATE IN MILAN)

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Some abstract freshwater for the World Water Day 2016… The 5 pictures are macro-photos I took from a disfigured iron gate I saw along a street in Milan. They are part of my “Lacer/actions” project-research (I’ve collected so far about 90.000 pics) about natural decomposition and corrosion of publicity postes, industrial and urban matters and of all what people normally consider the disturbing elements of the environment…    

World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. In 2015, World Water Day has the theme “Water and Sustainable Development”. In 2016, the theme is “Water and Jobs,” in 2017 “Wastewater” and in 2018 “Nature-based Solutions for Water”.

BLACK AND WHITE ABSTRACTS: THEY ARE ONLY GLUE TRACKS LEFT ON A PUBLICITY BILLBOARD IN BARI (ITALY)

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Walking through the streets of the cities and finding out billboards on which some decomposed and ripped publicity posters open you amazing visions… In this small photo-gallery I present 3 of the pictures I gathered two weeks ago in Bari (Puglia, Italy). They are some black and white abstracts, produced by the glue tracks left on the billboard  when they took away an old and ripped publicity poster…

As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: during my trips I  collected so far more than 80.000 images. I’m always amazed and admired how the reality goes beyond every imagination… The important is to be in the right moment and in the right place, having my photocamera ready…

FROM NATURAL CRACKS TO FABRIC PRINTS…

“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. 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 my shows was displaced for 100 days in the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (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) from July 12 to September 7, 2014.

My recent “The Ghost Bus” project was carried out in Nottingham, UK. I produced two short films which were premiered on March 27, 2015 at Bartons Plc, Chilwell. 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 location: the St. John Baptistery (XI Century), a beautiful example of Romanesque art.

During the last year, with fashion designer and artist Mitrani Yarden (HotCouture is his trademark) we have developed ideas for the fashion world, as the Volcano Dress (e-book and short film about an high-fashion outfit) and innovative fabric prints series.

“THESE SILK SCARVES ARE ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL… FASCINATING ART AND SENSATIONAL COMPOSITION”: A COMMENT FROM TORONTO, CANADA

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Janette Nosella (General Manager, Human Resources, Toronto, Canada) purchased the limited edition of the three silk scarves I created in collaboration with Boggia Disegni Studio in Como for my“Lacer/actions” project about abstract macro photos of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. After having received them, Janette kindly sent me on my Linkedin profile this recommendation:

“ROBERTO’s imagination shines through in his Limited Edition Three Scarf Set. Replicated from your world renowned inspirational Art the focus is bold and progressive. Two were gifted to family members with a tremendous appreciation of your fascinating art and sensational composition. Both individuals are honoured to wear images of ROBERTO ‘s stimulating creativity and your pure compositions on the luxury of silk. The innovative art representation on my personal scarf is a masterpiece of stimulating allure.  We thank you ROBERTO for spreading your striking imprint throughout the world. Your enthusiasm toward nature and technology positively radiates through your substance and style”.

Some days before, commenting a post on Linkedin, Janette Nosella wrote these words too about the silk scarves: “Since ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI sent me the three scarves in different designs I must say Marysia Zipser  has a fabulous point regarding this art work. His scarves are so light and large. Maybe because I am a short person (petite as my Dad used to say.) The one for my Mum, she is also short, seemed larger than scarves you buy in stores. Here in Canada you pay more for that length as they are considered shawl length scarves. As I told you they are absolutely beautiful…”.

Thank you so much dear Janette for your wonderful words which are a great encouragement to continue do discover the incredible details and particulars of the world around us. Because , as I use to say for my “Lacer/actions” project, “we may see things that we don’t even imagine”.

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions, Silk Scarves

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions, Silk Scarves