THE AESTHETICS OF DECOMPOSITION: “THAT “BEAUTY ZONE” WHERE THERE IS AN OPTIMAL MIX OF ORDER AND DISORDER”

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions 2012

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions 2012

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions 2012

Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions 2012

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions 2012

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – LACER/ACTIONS, Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters and Urban Signs

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Fellow blogger Nannus (Andreas Keller nick name) – see his blog Asifoscopefound my Lacer/actions pages and wrote some interesting comments about my works which represents, as you know, torn and decomposed publicity posters and urban tokens. I’m pleased to share his precious thoughts concerning the concepts of decomposition, art and beauty.       

By Nannus

If you had told me that (Lacer/actions) is art from the 1950s “Informel” school of art or Sam Francis or anything like this, I would  have believed it 🙂 Incredibly beautiful!

Human-made things are often structured in an orderly fashion. On decomposing, disorder is being added. At some point, this process reaches a stage of just the right mixture of order and disorder for our perception to create the experience of beauty. This also happens on the decomposition of organisms (like leafs, for example). There is an aesthetics of decomposition as a result.

One addendum to my previous comment: part of the order may comes from the decomposition process itself, so while the original, human-made order is destroyed, temporarily the object might go through a stage with some decomposition-caused order, e.g. a network of cracks forming some fractal pattern that has random properties but also some kind of regularity (examples in some of these  Roberto Alborghetti Canvases). At some point, the object moves through a “beauty zone”, where there is an optimal mix of order and disorder.

It is stunning how the results resemble art styles like Abstract Impressionism, Informel and the like.

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Nannus theoretical musings about this topic can be found here: http://asifoscope.org/2012/11/25/393/

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SUMMER HAIGA: « ET LE CIEL BLEU LAVANDE… » / PURUSHA HONTOY POEM + ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

“Le ciel bleu lavande…” Poem by Purusha Hontoy / Artwork by Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project – Realistic Image of a torn and decomposed publicity poster (2011).

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La Terre laboures

Ses couleurs

Et le ciel bleu lavande

Ne pleure plus

La pluie

C’est amer

Âpre

Dur

Comme le sable…sec!

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© Poem Copyright Purusha Hontoy

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

Image 0f Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters 

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ABOUT PURUSHA

Purusha Hontoy est une amie des arts de la vie. Diretrice et Formatrice chez l’Ecole l’Art de Vivre.

GALERIE PURUSHA (QUEBEC, CANADA)

PURUSHA HONTOY (AT LINKEDIN)

MY PAPER SKY… FROM A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 11

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI “LACER/ACTIONS” ART – IMAGES OF TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS – “PAPER SKY”

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“Paper Sky”

Realistic and not manipulated image

LaceR/Actions Project

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Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed posters and urban/street signs.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition, as you may see in this “postcard” reproducing one of the 40.000 images captured by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world.

His next big show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) will take place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany, from October 6 to November 4, 2012 .

TALKIN’ TO MY BRAIN IN POSITIVE – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 3

LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS – BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Images of Torn (publi)City

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TALKIN’ TO MY BRAIN IN POSITIVE

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped posters and urban signs.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations, as you may see in this “postcard”, inspired by Srini Pillay’s words from his book “The Science Behind The Law Of Attraction”.

TEXTURES FROM AN HEART PERSPECTIVE / LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 2

TEXTURES FROM AN HEART PERSPECTIVE / LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 2 by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Images of Torn (publi)City

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TEXTURES FROM AN HEART PERSPECTIVE”

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped posters.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations, as you may see in this “postcard”.

“WINDS BLOW…”: NEW “HAIGA” WITH SUSAN KAHN VERSES AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI TORN POSTERS IMAGES

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Winds Blow,

The Sky Clears

Before an Empty Moon

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Soffiano i Venti

Il Cielo Rischiara

Prima di una Luna Vuota

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© Poem Copyright Susan Kahn

© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

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This is the second Haiga composition created with Susan Kahn verses. The first one was  “Like echoes-or-moonlight” . Both are coming from the enchanting Susan’s “Empty Moon” poem posted at her Emptiness Cafe Blog at WordPress.

Empty Moon” Haiga work is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated also for a videoclip ( Like echoes, Like Lacer/actions, with a great soundtrack by Mike Strickland). Now, fusing again Susan’s words with one of my recent “Lacer/actions” artworks – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present a fascinating Haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So, enjoy this visual with Susan Kahn poetry and my art.

This piece (Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50 cms) will take part in my next great exhibition at the XIII Century Tuscany Fortress (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

COMING SOON: THE “WINDS BLOW” VIDEOCLIP

FROM HAIKU TO HAIGA

Haiga is a style of Japanese painting based on the aesthetics of haikai, from which haiku poetry derives, which often accompanied such poems in a single piece. Like the poetic forms it accompanied, haiga was based on simple, yet often profound, observations of the everyday world. Stephen Addiss points out that “since they are both created with the same brush and ink, adding an image to a haiku poem was… a natural activity.”

Just as haiku often internally juxtapose two images, haiga may also contain a juxtaposition between the haiku itself and the art work. The art work does not necessarily directly represent the images presented in the haiku. Stylistically, haiga vary widely based on the preferences and training of the individual painter, but generally show influences of formal Kanō school painting, minimalist Zen painting, and Ōtsu-e, while sharing much of the aesthetic attitudes of the nanga tradition. Some were reproduced as woodblock prints. The subjects painted likewise vary widely, but are generally elements mentioned in the calligraphy, or poetic images which add meaning or depth to that expressed by the poem.

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com

Susan says: “I work as a psychotherapist in private practice and as a nondual consultant. Nondual means not two, not separate. My teaching, writings and poetry reflect a way of seeing everything as interrelated, interconnected and as lacking a truly separate essence or nature.  In Buddhism, this lack of “own being” is referred to as emptiness. This perspective is reflected in western Postmodern philosophy as well. It is the notion of a fundamentally separate self and all other phenomena that is seen in both traditions as the main cause of human suffering and conflict, and that I find to be an inspirational insight.   

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/

www.artslant.com/ew/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

www.youtube.com/user/lacerazioni

Professional reporter, author and visual artist, Roberto Alborghetti has written more than thirty books (biographies, interviews, stories). He worked in magazines and newspapers and  produced Tv documentaries. Editor in chief of magazines concerning didactic, education, edutainment and media literacy, he leads workshops and conferences and has won important journalism Prizes. He created “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project  concerning a research about torn posters and urban “signs”. In 2009, he published “Lacer/actions, Pics of torn (publi)city”, gathering a selection of 40 pictures chosen among 35.000 pics that Roberto took during his research. In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited his show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions”. Roberto Alborghetti artworks are also taking part to  experiences about sensorial and emotional perception (sinestesys) and  kinesiologic tests. In October 2011, he participated at Parallax Art Fair in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade, Pall Mall). “The Huffington Post” (September 2011) wrote about his artwork devoted to Nine Eleven Fallen; article by dr. Srini Pillay, Psychiatrist, Harvard clinician, brain imaging researcher, executive coach, author. Art critics and experts said that Roberto Alborghetti’s art has an “exceptional and evocative dynamic”,  “a strong power of language”; it shows “new points of observation that overwhelm canonical trial systems”, “breaking the current patterns of visual art.” Alborghetti’s Artworks “are explosions of color, passion, joy, sorrow, story, emotion, beauty, love…”,  “They touch us on the raw and go straight to the heart”, ” a provocation to our eyes and to our mind”.

His next big show will take place in an enchanting XIII Century Tuscany Fortress, The Rocca Aldobrandesca (Piancastagnaio, Monte Amiata, Siena) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.

A MODERN ART INSTALLATION? NO, IT’S ONLY A DISFIGURED TRAFFIC SIGN IN ROME…

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

During a recent visit to Rome I was captured by a sort of “open air art installation” which showed a stunning colors palette… Really incredible colors and abstract for my “Lacer/actions” research about torn posters and urban signs.

As you may see now, that “thing” where I took my images from ( see my previous post: Pure abstract in Rome from an astonishing open air art installation ) was a disfigured traffic sign. It was located in Rome centre, along Via Cavour.

When I saw it, I was really struck by the way rain, sun, pollution, flyers, glue, paper residuals, spray paint , stickers and even some chewing gums grasped at it. It seemed that everything and everyone – intentionally or carelessly –  attacked it ruthlessly…

Yes, that defaced traffic sign may be considered as an example of urban vandalism, a proof of the urban degrade or a sign of some human uneasiness (and the fact that passers-by didn’t noticed it at all, confirms my thoughts). Anyway, it was a rare expression of a big City life. So, enjoy some other images from this spontaneous and public art installation in which it’s possible to trace colors and shapes reminding us some modern art streams and artists… They are natural, realistic and not manipulated images (as all the 40.000 pics I took so far for my project). Sorry, but I like to “unmask” contemporary art…. 

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UNA “INSTALLAZIONE” DI ARTE MODERNA? NO, E’ SOLO UN SEGNALE STRADALE DETURPATO… 

Ecco l’incredibile “cosa” da cui ho realizzato la serie di immagini astratte per il mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”. E’ un segnale stradale deturpato, che ho scoperto nel pieno centro di Roma. Tutto e tutti  vi si sono accaniti – sole, pioggia, smog, spray, carte e perfino cicche di gomma americana – fino a trasformarne i contenuti e la sua ragione di essere. Sicuramente è lo specchio di una città. Si potrà anche dire che è il segno del degrado urbano e dei vandalismi. E’ comunque il riflesso di uno stato (e magari di un disagio). Ed è sicuramente una  incredibile ed anomala installazione fatta di immagini casuali di puro stile astratto.