AND A BLOW-UP OF A CORROSION BECAME AN ABSTRACT IMAGE… LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS #24

 ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI - LACER/ACTIONS POSTCARDS #24

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WINDS BLOW/ THE SKY CLEARS/

BEFORE AN EMPTY MOON”

(Susan Kahn Verses, California, Usa)

CANVAS/MIXED MEDIA

63,5X40,5

2011

This image  (reproduced on canvas ) was displayed at Roberto Alborghetti Show (“Colors of an Apocalypse: An Intrigue for the Eyes and Mind from the Decomposed Publicity Posters”) in the  enchanting  Aldobrandesca Fortress (XIII Century) in Tuscany (Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from October 6, 2012, to January 15, 2013.

This picture is the blow-up of a corrosion on a public display of publicity posters (image location: Benevento, Italy).

Inspiring verses by Susan Kahn from her “Empty Moon” poem. http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/2012/01/26/2527/

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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 lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter 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.

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VOICES & ECHOES…WITH THE WONDERFUL MUSIC BY MIKE STRICKLAND (WHO THANKS FOR THE CLIP!)

When I read Susan Kahn “Empty Moon” poem at her “Emptinesscafe”Blog, I instinctively thought to a “Lacer/actions” artwork I’ve created with my torn posters and urban signs images (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50).

From Animoto library I chose a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. He saw this clip through my You Tube channel and he kindly sent to me his beautiful comment. Thank you so much Mike!

I invite you sharing his wonderful music at his YT channel:

http://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

“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.

THE VERY INSPIRING BLOGGER AWARD

 

Fellow Blogger Dolly at his amusing and funny ALL ABOUT LEMON Blog has  nominated me for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Telling about nominated fellow Bloggers and me, Dolly writes: “They have inspired me in their own different ways and unique touch… I would really appreciate it, if you would give them all a visit and find it out yourself too. I’d like to honor them with this award. I hope you’ll accept this award but I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award.”

I thank Dolly for her friendship and kind appreciation of my posts and art. In the same time I want to thank her for sharin’ cool and capturing stories, pictures, experiences, photos, games and news.

 

RULES FOR THIS AWARD

1. Thank the person who nominated you.

  1. Share 7 things about yourself.
  2. Pass the award to 7 nominees

SEVEN THINGS ABOUT ME

A great Artist I admire

London, a City I love…

When they write about me…

A special “Haiga Gallery”…

One of my first artclips at Animoto

 Some Echoes I like….

 My profile at Artslant.com

 MY NOMINATIONS

And now my nominations… It wasn’t so easy to choose them. I think the nominees are keepin’ up the incommensurable value of communication and freedom, sharin’ ideas and experiences to better the world we live in.     

http://marinachetner.com/

http://healingminds.wordpress.com/

http://morfis.wordpress.com/

http://stowell.wordpress.com/

http://zorgor.wordpress.com/

http://barbaraelka.com/

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://nikkiwheelerart.wordpress.com/

http://myvoyagethroughtime.wordpress.com/

http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/

“LIKE ECHOES OR MOONLIGHT”: AFTER THE VIDEO, AN HAIGA COMPOSITION

 Susan Kahn verses with Roberto Alborghetti art

 

The fields of earth and sky

Are like echoes or moonlight

Reflecting the sun

I campi di terra e cielo

Come echi o luna

Riflessi del sole

 

From videoclip to haiga composition. “Like echoes or moonlight” is another step of my collaboration with psychotherapist and poet Susan Kahn. We had previously collaborated on a music video (“Like Echoes… Like Lacer/actions”). Now, in a different kind of espression, but fusing again Susan’s words with my artwork – an image of torn posters and urban signs – we present an haiga: a combination of haiku and visual art. So enjoy this visual which gathers Susan Kahn poetry and my art ( “Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). As happened in the videoclip (below the links) inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs.

 VIDEOCLIP LINKS

http://animoto.com/play/oVfBh5Ao1WMYbwgjjIPBhQ

 http://youtu.be/LXcLuw1XkWE

 http://vodpod.com/watch/16031097-like-echoes-like-laceractions?u=robertoalborghetti&c=robertoalborghetti

 http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/like-echoes-like-lacer-actions-5931611

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/Emptiness.html

 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”.

 

“LIKE ECHOES” VIDEOCLIP: SUSAN KAHN POEM GOES WITH ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI ART

A sensorial experience with a great soundtrack: “Flying” by pianist and composer Mike Strickland

When I read Susan Kahn “Empty Moon” poem at her  “Emptinesscafe”Blog, I instinctively thought to a recent “Lacer/actions” artwork I’ve created with my torn posters and urban signs images (“Voices and Echoes From The Cities”, 2011, Canvas+ mixed media, 70×50). I told Susan about that and she accepted the challenge to see some of her beautiful verses transferred on a videoclip. So, here’s the result…

Susan Kahn Poem and my artwork were fused in a 30 seconds videoclip. Inspiring words from the world meet an image of ripped ads and urban signs. From Animoto library I chose a capturing soundtrack, “Flying”, by talented composer, pianist and performer Mike Strickland. Welcome to a sensorial experience and to an emotional message-massage. Like echoes…like Lacer/actions.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI,  LACER-ACTIONS, CANVASES  (7)

ABOUT SUSAN KAHN

http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

http://www.emptinessteachings.com/Emptiness.html

 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 MIKE STRICKLAND

http://mikestrickland.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/gretalegs

 Pianist and composer Mike Strickland has been influenced by many styles of music and has evolved into a one-of-a-kind piano artist. Born and raised in Jackson Mississippi, he grew up listening to the great composers. His performance career started at the age of 9 when his father would encourage him to entertain dinner guests. After turning eighteen, he began to frequent the clubs and listened to great local blues talents. Formal music studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and California State University at Northridge continued to expand his musical talents. Mike built a solid career as a performer, composer and recording artist. His own works were varied – some lush, orchestral and cinematic, some smooth jazz, some blues and boogie flavored and others almost new age. Sales of these CDs climbed to over 350,000 and are distributed throughout the nation and digitally throughout the world. He is known for his exceptional musicianship and arrangements, his virtuosic technique, and his unmatched ability to connect with the audience on a personal level. His daughter Elizabeth, a fine classical pianist, often joins him as a special guest.

In addition to his music airing for 7 seasons on CBS Sports PGA Golf, it has also been heard on the NBC, FOX and ABC networks. Mike’s positive message song/animation “Spread Joy” was also featured on ABC Good Morning America. In March of 2011, Mike debuted several original works as a featured piano soloist with the Salem Pops Orchestra. In the Spring of 2012 he will release his 22nd CD titled “Fantasy”.

ABOUT ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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”.

LET THE SUNSHINE (AWARD) IN!

  

Le Artiste Boot (http://leartisteboots.wordpress.com/) at his outstanding “A Journey Through Art and History” Blog has honored my Blog by nominating it for the Sunshine Award. I thank Le Artiste Boot for his kind appreciation and for supporting my activities and art projects. As he says: “ Awards seem to have no beginning place, just seem to circulate freely, unexpectedly received.”

Yes, we may consider this kind of “web-stuff” in the way we want, but I think they are a warm expression from people and fellow bloggers who try to keep up the incommensurable value of communication and freedom, sharin’ ideas and experiences to better the world we live in.

 And now I answer the ten questions and make my nominations.

 ANSWER 10 QUESTIONS

 Favorite colour: Blue

 Favorite animal: Swan

 Favorite number: 9

 Favorite non-alcoholic drink: Savona bigarade

 Facebook or Twitter? Twitt-Book

 My passion: To have passions

 Getting or giving presents? Getting joy in giving presents

 Favorite pattern: Free-form

 Favorite day of the week: Thursday

 Favorite flower: Gardenia

 My rationale for the nominees: No fixed in advance scheme or plan. I chose following my instinct. And the colors of the home pages…

 MY 10 NOMINATIONS

All of the names on my list were met here at WordPress. Through their Blogs they post and offer stories, pictures, experiences, photos, news, poems and coloured suggestions which tickle my mind and enlighten my days… It wasn’t so easy to choose, but here are the Blogs I’ve elected to nominate at Sunshine Blog Award:

 http://marinachetner.com/

 http://morfis.wordpress.com/

 http://rubicorno.wordpress.com/

 http://vikramroyblog.wordpress.com/

 http://stowell.wordpress.com/

 http://lesleycarter.wordpress.com/

 http://zorgor.wordpress.com/

 http://barbaraelka.com/

 http://justsimplyinlove.wordpress.com/home/

 http://emptinesscafe.wordpress.com/

 Anyone I missed, feel welcome to join.

Anyway, this post was a good exercise to think about the incredible variety (of themes and styles) of our WordPress community.