TESTING MATERIALS: A COAT OF RESIN ON A LITHO PRINT REPRODUCING A MACRO PHOTO

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT -

 I love to mash-up different techniques and materials. I think contamination is the base of my “Lacer/actions Project” (my realistic images are reproduced on canvases, textiles, lithographs, a.s.o.). I like to test, as I did on a lithographs prints series from my collection. I have spread a coat of resin on the whole paper surface. Due to a surprising chemical reaction, the colors absorbed the resin in a different way giving to paper a different intensity in brilliancy… Yes, paper is incredible. And its decomposition too…

P.S. Pay attention to resin… It’s not so easy to handle.   

      

The Audible Noise Of The Days”

Realistic Image on Lithographic Prints + Resin

Image size: 26x 35

2009

Image location: Milan

Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions Project

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LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed papers from billboards and advertisings diplays. I have so far collected more than 40.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), scanned in a video clip, or re-built in collages, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings – and in paper mutation – 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. 

“A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH”: COLLAGE # 5 IN THE “SECRET ROOM” AT MY SHOW IN THE TUSCANY FORTRESS

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGES - 2012

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“I SAW A NEW HEAVEN AND A NEW EARTH”

by Roberto Alborghetti

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM

TORN AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.70X50 Framed

This collage – created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters (its title is from “Apocalypse” of John) – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

In Room #7 – it’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition – are presented for the first time five particular collages created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “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. Roberto has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs or textiles (as pure silk), re-build on collages, or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn publicity posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS” : COLLAGE #4 IN THE “SECRET CELL” AT MY EXHIBITION (ALDOBRANDESCA CASTLE, TUSCANY)

ROBERTOALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS COLLAGE - 2012, 90X40

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“RIDING THE SMOOTH WATERS OF AN EARLY MORNING”

by Roberto Alborghetti

Title From A Story by Meredith Deerheart, Indiana, Usa

COLLAGE OF PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

2012, CM.90X40, framed

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This collage on wood – created with hundreds of paper pieces from torn and decomposed publicity posters – is displayed at Room #7 at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which is taking place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy); the show has been extended till January 15, 2013.

The collage isnpired a story by Meredith Deerheart (blogger,artist and photographer, Indiana, USA):  http://healingminds.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/vignettes-the-dance-of-fishers/

You find Room #7 in the highest place of the historic castle. It’s a sort of hidden space you have to discover at the end of your visit at the exhibition. Here are presented for the first time five particular artworks created by Roberto Alborghetti for his “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 publicity posters and urban/street signs. He has already collected, around the world, more than 40.000 images.

Transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs, collages or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and ripped posters give new life to paper lacerations and decomposition.

FIRST PHOTO-GALLERY FROM “COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE” : ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI SHOW AT ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS (XIII CENTURY) IN TUSCANY

Roberto Alborghetti Show – “Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”opened at the enchanting Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Italy)last October 6, 2012; the show continues through to November 4th , 2012. The exhibition – displaced in seven rooms in an ascensional way – features 36 artworks (canvases, lithographs, a special collages series and a limited-edition of a three silk scarves) from Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions Projects (images of torn and decomposed publicity posters).

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Location: Aldobrandesca Fortress, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Tuscany (Italy); Opening Time: 10-12,30/17-19,30 (Saturday, Sunday and all public holidays; from October 23 to October 27 during “Penne e Video Sconosciuti” national events). For informations and visits by appointment: 039 0577 784134 ; e-mail: info@prolocopiancastagnaio.it.

ALDOBRANDESCA FORTRESS, PIANCASTAGNAIO, SIENA, TUSCANY (ITALY) : THE ENCHANTING AND WONDERFUL LOCATION OF ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 2012 SHOW

 

DREAMS HANGOVER / COLORS & SIGNS OF A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS # 16

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“Dreams Hangover”

LaceR/Actions Project

Realistic and not manipulated image

Canvas/Mixed media, 68×46

Location: Amsterdam, 2012

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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.

This image  (reproduced on canvas) will be exhibited during the next Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) which will place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Italy), from October 6 to November 4, 2012 .

JEALOUSLY NOT MODIFIABLE ORGANISMS (FROM A TORN PUBLICITY POSTER) – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS #13

JEALOUSLY NOT MODIFIABLE ORGANISMS – LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS #13 – BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI – CANVAS, 2010

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“Jealously Not Modifiable Organisms”

LaceR/Actions Project

Realistic and not manipulated image

Canvas/Mixed media, 62×42

Location: Milan, 2010

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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.

This image  (reproduced on canvas) will be exhibited during the next Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) takin’ place at Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany, from October 6 to November 4, 2012 .

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! DID SOMEONE SHATTER THE 5 CIRCLES? DON’T BOTHER ABOUT IT: IT’S JUST AN ARTPIECE FROM TORN POSTERS…

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC COLORS! ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER-ACTIONS FOR 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC GAMES

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 2012 London Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection  – more than 40.000 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?          

ABOUT 2012 OLYMPIC GAMES

The 2012 Olympic Games will take place in a host of new venues as well as using existing and historic facilities. Many of the new facilities will be reused and the plans are part of the regeneration of Stratford and Lower Lea Valley in East London.

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games will be held in London from tomorrow, July 27, to August 12, followed by the 2012 Para Olympic Games from August 29 to September 9. At the opening Ceremony around 100.000 people will be working on the Games – including 3.000 staff, up to 70.000 volunteers and a large number of contractors. The London 2012 Olympic logo has created considerable controversy and the spiralling cost of the Games is likely to be an ongoing problem…

London has hosted the Olympic Games on other two past occasions, in 1908 and 1948. The 2012 Olympics will make London the first city to have hosted the modern Games of three Olimpiads.

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LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON – TORN POSTERS, STREET (DE)SIGNS

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London is really an “open air” art museum. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open our eyes wide an let the perception flows… You may see torn posters and capturing colored signs. During my visits to London I had the way to catch lot of images… I present some of them in a clip I’ve posted at YouTube, BlipTV, MySpace and Animoto. Its title is (obviously!) “Lacer/actions of London”; the claim: “Torn posters / Street (de)signs” . Soundtrack: “Wake up” by Mackintosh Braun. Enjoy it.

 

IT’S A VERY INDUSTRIAL PICTURE… SNOW, CLOUDS AND PEOPLE ALL SEEM TO DRIFT IN THE SAME DIRECTION

DREAMS & LACER/ACTIONS”: THERAPEUTIC HAIGA # 2 BY ~MEREDITH AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Faded faces stroll

     the walls of layered living.

    Yesterday softens.

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I saw granite snow

     and touched the oneness.

     Ancient stories freeze.

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Umbrella walkers

     dot the misty,morning streets.

     Tissue clouds bring snow.

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

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This is the second composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith (healingminds@WordPress.com) for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The second “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses comes from a display I saw on a square at Como Lake (Italy). It is natural, and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about the image: “This picture looked both very industrial and like a barren canyon in winter.  Both places may seem bleak but I see life.  Snow, clouds, and people all seem to drift in the same direction, whether moved by snow or racing, tissue clouds. I could not help but make a copy of this photo to run my fingers across as I listened to the whispered tales of mottled surfaces.” 

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.

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ABOUT MEREDITH

Meredith (www.healingminds.wordpress.com) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.

LACER/ACTIONS PHOTO GALLERY: THERAPEUTICAL COLORS FOR SPRINGTIME

Fellow bloggers suggested me to gather in a photo gallery all the “Spring Wings” images series that I posted during last week. So, I exceptionally  present eight artworks coming from one of the most astonishing torn posters I ever seen so far during my “Lacer/actions” research about ripped ads and urban signs. It’s a sort of Easter egg ‘s surprise…and a way to thank so many people who appreciate my artworks. That huge torn poster 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 dyes and shapes. Therapeutical colors for springtime…  Enjoy them!