THE FOUR SEASONS IN LACER/ACTIONS: WINTER #3

© Roberto Alborghetti

Each season has its colors. But what colors does winter have? Easy to answer, just look around … The torn advertising posters on billboards also have winter colors. So, through my macro photos  I tried to imagine a color palette … Yes, trails of snow and ice, in exclusive for my LaceR/Actions research, which is a multidisciplinary project about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs. 

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some of the 120.000 pics captured around the world. Remember, these are not paintings… They are macro photos of the real word around us. 

For information and acquisition of unique and original copies of the artworks: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Ogni stagione ha i suoi colori. Ma che colori ha l’inverno? Facile rispondere, basta del resto guardarsi attorno… Anche i manifesti strappati della pubblicità hanno colori invernali. Ho quindi provato ad immaginare una tavolozza di colori… Sì, scie di neve e di ghiaccio…

A DETAIL OF “THE THIRD EYE” COLLAGE IS THE COVER OF “LAMIAGENDA 2020/2021”

 

 

LAMIAGENDA 2020 2021

The cover of the 2020-2021 edition of Lami Agenda © Roberto Alborghetti

 

THE THIRD EYE (DETAIL)

The detail of “The Third Eye” collage which forms the cover (front and back) of Lami Agenda 2020-2021. © Roberto Alborghetti

 

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The “The Third Eye” collage in its full size (74 x 44 cms, on wood).© Roberto Alborghetti

This is the cover of the 2020/2021 edition of “LamiAgenda”, the school diary available from Summer 2020, published in Italy by I Quindici. It presents a detail of “The Third Eye” collage I created using waste paper recovered from disfigured advertising posters. I made it for my “Lacer/actions” project. It is the fourth consecutive year that “LamiAgenda” offers my artwork on the cover.

 

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Questa è la copertina dell’edizione 2020/2021 di “Lami Agenda”, il diario scolastico disponibile a partire dall’estate 2020, pubblicato in Italia da I Quindici. Presenta un dettaglio del collage “Il Terzo Occhio”, creato con la carta straccia recuperata da manifesti pubblicitari sfigurati. L’ho creato per il mio progetto “Lacer / actions”. È il quarto anno consecutivo che “LamiAgenda” propone un mio artwork in copertina.

THE CRACKS FILES / JUST A CORRODED SURFACE ON AN IRON STOOL

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti

It was just a cracked surface of an iron stool. The green paint was corroded in several places. A close-up photographic shot gave the image a different meaning. Is it a jungle seen from above? A glimpse of forest? A trampled lawn? It is certainly an image of Cracks.

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project which investigates and explores the incredible dimension of the decomposition of torn publicity posters on outside advertisings billboards. Since 2009 I entered the wonderful world of Cracks… We are surrounded by cracks. We live in a planet of cracks (yes, cracks are maybe another metaphor of Life, as well as the waste-paper…). All the Cracks pics are realistic, natural, random and not enhanced images. So, welcome to Cracks world, where matter is broken but not split…As you can see in this image.

For info: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Era soltanto una superficie screpolata di uno sgabello di ferro. La vernice verde era corrosa in più punti. Una ripresa fotografica a distanza ravvicinata ha dato all’immagine un significato diverso. E’ una giungla vista dall’alto? Uno scorcio di foresta? un prato calpestato? Di sicuro è una immagine di Cracks.

SOME CRACKS AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SHOW THEM

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial corrosions (I’ve collected so far more than 120.000 photos…).

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

I think the universe of cracks is a really wonderful world… We are surrounded by cracks… We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered as a life’s metaphor and “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. In this photogallery I have gathered some of the macro images I took near Rome, in Monterotondo. And I show them in different ways. 

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NEW VIDEO: TEARS ON PAPER. PICS OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

Macro Photos of Decomposed Publicity Posters. Lacer/actions Project and Research by Roberto Alborghetti. Video 2019, Soundtrack:Supreme by Das Tape

Images in exclusive and original copies. For info, please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

JUST FOR 2 DAYS: FREE DOWNLOAD OF “LACER/ACTIONS” PORTFOLIO (PUBLISHED IN 2009)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Ten years ago – it was 2009 – I published a portfolio dedicated to my “Lacer / Actions” project and reseacrh. I wanted to tell people about my hobby of photographing the decomposition of torn advertising posters. And I wanted to publish some of the tens of thousands of macro images I had already taken around the world.

And so “Pics of torn (publi)City” was published. Ten years later I am happy to remember that publication and give friends of this Blog the chance to download it for free. Thank you for your attention and have a good journey through emotions and states of mind aroused by these images that surround us. These are not paintings, but simply abstract photographs …

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TIME O U T

 

Dieci anni fa – era il 2009 – pubblicavo un portfolio dedicato al mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”. Volevo raccontare del mio hobby di fotografare la decomposizione dei manifesti pubblicitari strappati. E volevo pubblicare alcune delle decine di migliaia di immagini macro che avevo già scattato, in giro per il mondo.

E così venne pubblicato “Pics of torn (publi)city”. A dieci anni di distanza sono lieto di ricordare questa pubblicazione e dare la possibilità agli amici di questo Blog di scaricarlo gratuitamente. Grazie per l’attenzione e buon viaggio attreverso emozioni e stati d’animo suscitati da queste immagini che stanno attorno a noi. Questi non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie astratte…

LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS #2

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They 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, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested in these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com