Through the ancient streets … Images of the medieval village of Piancastagnaio, in the province of Siena, Tuscany, in the territory of Monte Amiata. An amazing place, dominated by the Rocca Aldobrandesca (XIII Century), a suggestive attraction for many visitors. Every year, at the end of October, it is home to “Penne e Video Sconosciuti“, a national school journalism festival. More than 5,000 school papers are collected at the Municipality’s Emeroteca. Video by Roberto Alborghetti; Soundtrack: Audiomachine, Into The Wild.
They’re not paintings. They’re macro photos of pavement cracks by Roberto Alborghetti (from “Lacer/actions” project). “Pavement Cracks” (The Scumfrog Remix) by Annie Lennox. “Where is my comfort zone? A simple place to call my own. ‘Cause everything I want to be. Comes crashing down on me. And it don’t show up in the pavement cracks. I can’t even recognize my tracks. You and I can’t turn the whole thing back. Ooh I wish you well (Love don’t show in the pavement cracks. There will be no turning back)”.
Created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “Lacer/actions” project and research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial matters and urban decomposition.
Pablo Picasso masterpiece against the war (Guernica) reproduced by kids in colourful drawings… This is one of the winning projects for Italian schools contest “Remembering Kefalonia, Planning the Peace” launched by Okay! magazine. Drawings created by pupils of Primary Scool, in Carenno (Lecco) Italy; Soundtrack: “Flamenco Rumba Session” by Eylon Malhi (Tel Aviv, Istrael). Videoclip by Roberto Alborghetti.
Pablo Picasso said: “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up”. We wish to all these kids to remain artists, forever and ever…
Cracks is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices and scratches, urban and industrial matters… This clip is dedicated to the wonderful world of cracks magnifications. The images are not paintings or digitally made works, but abstract photos of the reality. And of the cracks around us… The wonderful quote is from “Anthem”, great track by Leonard Cohen. Clip by Roberto Alborghetti.
This work for my “Lacer/actions” project is a collage made on a table using 1.258 waste-paper pieces of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings. I gathered every single paper pieces along the streets, after the old publicity posters were torn down from the billboards. Its title is : “Letting me go (on Waves)” inspired by a zen proverb: “Let go or be dragged” . It covers a wood table; sizes: cms 108 x 51. Enjoy the clip… Soundtrack: “Getting there”, by Silent Partner.