THE GHOST BUS: THE ITALIAN PREMIERE IN TUSCANY WITH THE PRESENTATION OF THE VOLCANO DRESS

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Videoclip about “The Ghost Bus” project by ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, Bartons PLC, ACT GROUP. After the successful events of March 2015 in Nottingham ( UK ), the short film premiere will take place on October 24-25 in Tuscany, on Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and the Municipality of Piancastagnaio ( Siena ). A party from UK, promoted by ACT Group, Marysia Zipser and Corymbus Tour Operator will join the events. For the occasion, Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden will present a new project for art, fashion and design, with a great creation of haute couture – the Volcano Dress – inspired by “The Ghost Bus” short film.

“Can you believe that this art is from an old bus ?”

 

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“The Ghost Bus” (L’Autobus Fantasma) di ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP. Dopo gli eventi speciali del Marzo 2015 a Nottingham (Regno Unito), ecco in Italia la “prima” nazionale del cortometraggio, il 24-25 ottobre, Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, in collaborazione con OSA Onlus e Comune di Piancastagnaio (Siena).

“Ci credi che quest’arte è su un vecchio autobus?” 

Soundtrack: Reciprocity Excalibur by Audiomachine.

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FROM “THE GHOST BUS” TO “VOLCANO DRESS”: AN EXCITING MULTI ART, CULTURE AND TOURISM SHOW IN TUSCANY

 

“Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?”

© Roberto Alborghetti – “The Ghost Bus” 

This is a special photo-gallery about 15 Cards from “The Ghost Bus” project, an epic voyage and a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood (UK),  and now in Tuscany (Italy), created by Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC and Act Group.

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FROM THE PRESS RELEASE BY ACT GROUP

From the much lauded March 27th GHOST BUS SHOW and UK short films premiere at Nottingham and its collaboration between celebrated visual artist Roberto Alborghetti, ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and Bartons plc, an impressive international abstract art gallery is travelling along the road bridging England to Italy, via an old rusty bus.

An exciting multi art, culture and tourism show that will be starting on Wednesday 21 October with the ACT Tuscany GRAND TOUR and finishing on Wednesday 28 October.

In the middle weekend of the tour, 24 & 25 October, at Mount Amiata, where the extinct volcano resides over this stunning landscape, there is taking place, at the medieval hill topped town of Piancastagnaio, a wonderful mayorial reception and tour offered to the people of Beeston, Nottingham, East Midlands and from all over England, with descending visitors from Italy and all over Europe.

On Sunday 25 October evening, in collaboration with OSA Onlus and Nicola Cirocco, the Comune of Piancastagnaio, his Major Luigi Vagaggini, the highlight of the tour will be the ITALIAN short film premiere of THE GHOST BUS followed by an explosive ART FASHION & DESIGN SHOW by Roberto Alborghetti and international couturier Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist. For HOPES project they have created a very special dress, the so called “VOLCANO DRESS” – an haut couture creation – working on one of the original images that are part of THE GHOST BUS short film.

 

The Ghost Bus project is really travelling around the www collecting admirers along the way…  So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/about/

 

MITRANI YARDEN

www.mitraniyarden.com

 

BARTON PLC

 http://www.bartonsplc.co.uk/

 

ACT GROUP

http://www.a-c-tgroup.com/ 

“THE BEESTONIAN” MAGAZINE “REVEALS” THE GHOST BUS… A GREAT PAGE BY CHRISTOPHER FROST

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It’s out in UK the new issue of “The Beestonian” magazine with a great page about “The Ghost Bus” project I’ve created with Bartons Plc and Act Group. Journalist and photographer Christopher Frost reports about the short films in Chilwell-Nottingham, at Bartons Plc. It’s a wonderful story about this artistic and human experience made and developed around an old and rusty vehicle… Thank you so much Christopher Frost for your great article! The Beestonian mag is also available in the e-version at Issuu.com platform.

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “AN ARRAY AND SUCCESSION OF VIBRANT IMAGES” (ROBERT RICHARDSON, PHOTOGRAPHER AND VISUAL ARTIST)

 

Guest Writer: ROBERT RICHARDSON, Photographer, Visual artist

http://www.bobzlenz.com/

 

PHOTOS BY ROBERT RICHARDSON

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The narrative of “The Ghost Bus” is compelling. An Italian artist encounters an old, decaying bus in the middle of England. He photographs details of its surface and returns to show, in the garage where it is kept, a video artwork made from his singular documentation.

I was one of an intrigued and fascinated audience who enjoyed an array and succession of vibrant images. We could also reflect on the inherent wonders of the mundane, meaning it is not mundane at all.

Afterwards, and behind the screen, was “The Ghost Bus” itself. Along with others, I approached it almost as if it was a holy relic. Roberto Alborghetti’s vision is one of transformation: what was dying had been given a new and spectacular life.

I’ve posted a few “snaps” on my Facebook artist’s page. Here’s the link:

https://www.facebook.com/RobertRichardson.VisualArtist

 

Robert Richardson, Melton Mowbray, Leics.

http://www.bobzlenz.com/

THE GHOST BUS / FEEDBACKS: “IMPRESSIVE FILMS AND EXCITING EVENT” (CHRISTOPHER FROST, JOURNALIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER)

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Guest Writer and Photographer: CRISTOPHER FROST (Nottingham Daily Photo, The Beestonian, PostLite)

http://beestonblog.blogspot.it/

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There was an unusual, and exciting event that took place in Beeston (March 27, 2015), a world premiere film show based on close up photographs of the ‘Ghost Bus’; the old dilapidated Bartons bus that was found rotting in a Suffolk field.

The bus made its first appearance at Bartons in October 2012, and of course I popped along to see and write about it for this blog. Last October a well known Italian writer and visual artist called Roberto Alborghetti saw the bus for the first time and was amazed at the state of the vehicle. He then spent a couple of hours taking 500 close up photos of the rust, peeled paint and general distress on the buses bodywork and has turned 130 of them into a thirteen minute film, naturally called The Ghost Bus.

Besides seeing the film, Bartons had put lights and a smoke machine inside the bus, to give it a supernatural and atmospheric air, amplified by the darkness of the garage setting. Would you want to spend the night alone on this bus?

Roberto has also made a shorter, six minute film, using some of the other photos called Seaside Film, Both films were impressive and well received by the audience. There was also time for a small question and answer session.

It was a wonderful event, and for those that are curious about what the film looks like, Roberto has put a small extract on YouTube – https://youtu.be/1YWqP38vHQo

http://beestonblog.blogspot.it/2015/03/spirited-away.html?spref=tw

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THE GHOST BUS/FEEDBACKS: “EXCITING, DRAMATIC AND EMOTIONAL SPECTACLE!” (PAM MILLER, FINE ARTIST)

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Guest Writer: PAM MILLER, Fine Artist

http://www.pammiller.co.uk/index.php

Photos: Roberto Alborghetti

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What a great evening last Friday at Bartons was, when Roberto Alborghetti presented his Ghost Bus films!
Initially, the audience was treated to archive film of the Bartons’ bus in service, as the first tour operator in Italy and beyond. How fascinating this was and appeared to totally captivate its viewers.
As if this wasn’t spellbinding enough, what came next was even more enthralling, presented very professionally by its producer, Roberto Alborghetti (introduced by Marysia Zipser, Art-Culture-Tourism Group Founder). Nothing had prepared me (and it seems the rest of the audience) to the exciting spectacle that followed, a dramatic, emotional series of images created from photographs taken of the scratched and deteriorating paintwork from the surface of the old Bartons bus that had been ‘put out to grass’, at the end of its service.

These images, entitled ‘Lacer/actions’, were projected onto a large screen, incredibly imaginatively, like abstract paintings, juxtaposed alongside quotes from writers, such as Tennyson and with such intensity of rhythm and power and incorporating music of equal emotive force.

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The film was projected from a Bartons’ vehicle in deep darkness within the Bartons’ building and, as I was sitting at the side of the vehicle and slightly lower, the vehicle had a massive presence, giving me the sensation of being transported right into the film and the imaginary world of Roberto – the abstract images, the titles of which were maps, lands, skies, horizons…….indeed, I was transported back to Zambia (where I lived in the mid to late seventies), when viewing the orange and gold abstracts – ‘Lacer/actions’ inspired by the surface of a Land Rover – a truely emotional experience for me.
Roberto’s second film inspired by The Ghost Bus was also exciting to view. In this instance, the film was more experimental, an attempt to combine watercolour painting with the more hard-edged abstract photographs of The Ghost Bus. If anything, I do believe he will progress this idea further if he softens the edges of the photographic images of the scratches and deteriorating paintwork on the bus, to ‘marry’ the organic quality of watercolour with the photographed scratches/deterioration of paint. Tom, James, Richard and Simon Barton’s incorporated music complimented well the visual display of imagery.
To conclude, Roberto, in my opinion, is to be congratulated on his highly professional production and presentation of his Ghost Bus body of work, as is Marysia, who has shown much vision in engaging such a talented Italian artist/writer within The Creative Industries of Beeston and Chilwell. Congratulations, too, are due to Simon Barton (and Marysia) who has demonstrated such creative thinking in the hosting of this event. Grateful thanks, also, go to Simon for providing refreshments on the night and for being such an excellent host, along with members of his family.
Finally, it must be said that it was interesting to ‘meet’ the owner of ‘The Ghost Bus’, after the films; also, to witness Roberto’s kindness, in presenting her, along with Marysia and Simon, with printed canvases of his ‘Lacer/actions’ and wonderful printed scarves (also of the Lacer/actions) for Marysia and Jeannie Barton.
Many thanks to Roberto – long may he continue with his ‘Lacer/actions’ project. Printed ceramics next? Yes, a great idea of Roberto’s, I do believe.  Mille grazie!
Very best wishes.

Pam Miller

“THE GHOST BUS” AND MEDIA: AWESOME PHOTO AND ARTICLE ON “POSTLITE” NEWSPAPER

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PHOTO AND ARTICLE BY CRISTOPHER FROST ABOUT THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERE IN NOTTINGHAM (UK). PUBLISHED ON “POSTLITE” NEWSPAPER ON APRIL 1st.