“CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” VIDEO TO BREAK PATTERNS AND BARRIERS: 7 MINUTES OF SCRIPTS FROM XVI CENTURY, VISUAL ART, MOTETS BY MONTEVERDI AND A CAPTURING VOICE…

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Guest Writer: Stefano Alberti

Twenty-seven images (Lacer/actions) by Roberto Alborghetti go with scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631) or Thomas From Olera. This Italian mixed media production shows seven minutes of colors, thoughts, music and emotions which update – with the “abstract realism” of Roberto Alborghetti works – the scripts wrote by a mystic and visionary man who lived over 450 years ago.

The videoclip is a capturing game of contaminations which tries to break codes, patterns and barriers between different media and expressions: thoughts from XVI Century, visuals, urban art, motets composed by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), the beautiful recitation of one of the most famous Italian speakers, Marco Minelli (Station manager at Radio Kiss Kiss Italian network) who gives strenght to the thoughts of Thomas from Bergamo. Yes, seven minutes of Past, Present and Future… 

“Contemplations and Lacer/actions” video was carried out in collaboration with some Italian excellences in media production and post-production: Centro Studi “Tommaso Acerbis”, Doriano Bendotti, Marco Daminelli and Marco Marcassoli.

The visual scenes created by Roberto Alborghetti are not paintings, and even graphic and digitally design made by computer, but absolutely realistic pics, captured from reality, like the other 50,000 images he has collected over the years during his research-survey on torn and ecomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments …

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR "CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS"  PROJECT , 2013

© ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI, FOR “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT , 2013

“CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT / A SPECIAL PAGE: SLIDESHOW, ALBUM, VIDEO AND A GREAT PORTRAIT (1631)

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One of the 27 installations-artworks of “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” Project. This is the English translation of the original script by Thomas From Bergamo (1563-1631): “The Loving Soul, wounded in Love, loves in Every Times and Everywhere…” Work and Concept by Roberto Alborghetti – 2013

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CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS: A SPECIAL PAGE ON THE PROJECT

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“Contemplations and Lacer/actions” is a visual project which includes a virtual gallery, a video, an album and installations. It is based on 27 scripts by Thomas From Bergamo (or From Olera) who lived from 1563 to 1631 in Tyrol area (Austria and Italy). All the scripts were taken from the most important works of Thomas, as his masterpiece “Fuoco d’Amore”, “Fire of Love” (the first issue was printed in 1682 in Aufsburg, Germany).

Thomas was a peace ambassador and messenger between European Nations in troubled and turbulent times. He was an illiterate man – he was a shepherd! – but its open heart, mind and spirit suggested him to write really stunning poems, stories and thoughts.

While I was writing his biography – (“Thomas From Bergamo: A Fire of Love along European Streets”) published in Italy last June – I was really struck by his Scripts… So, the idea of this project. I think the visionary power of  Thomas Scripts fits so well with my works. As I like to say, my works are not paintings, and even graphic design created by computer, but absolutely realistic images, captured from reality, along the streets, during my research-survey on torn and decomposed publicity posters and about “signs” and “cracks” in urban environments…

Thomas From Bergamo Scripts were written along the streets, contemplating the World and its Beauties… My images comes from the streets as well as… This is the meeting point of this project. The Street, with its Lifes, Hopes, Colors and Moods.

About Thomas: I invite you to admire his great and touching portrait. It was painted in 1631 by artist Martin Theophile Polak (or Martin Teofilowicz). Polak was one the most popular Tyrolese painter between XVI and XVII Century. He also worked at Hapsburg Court. The archduke Leopold sent him to Innsbruck to portray the dying Thomas (May 3, 1631). I think Polak painted one of his masterpieces. He was so able to impress and to imprint on canvas the stately mildness and the inner light of a great man.       

R.A.

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CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS: A SPECIAL PAGE ON THE PROJECT

“BURN MY HEART…” (“ABBRUGGIA IL MIO CUORE…”): MY NEW COLLAGE FROM “CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS” PROJECT

Roberto Alborghetti - "Burn My Heart..."(Abbruggia il mio cuore...) Collage, 2013, From "Contemplations and Lacer/actions" Project

Roberto Alborghetti – “Burn My Heart…”(Abbruggia il mio cuore…) Collage, 2013, From “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” Project

“BURN MY HEART SO THAT I LIVE FOR LOVE”

(“Abbruggia il mio cuore

acciò viva per amore”)

by Roberto Alborghetti

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From “Contemplations and Lacer/actions”

Project and Performance based on Scripts

by Thomas from Olera (1563-1631)

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COLLAGE OF WASTE PAPER PIECES FROM TORN

AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS  

           2013, SIZE: 94X51 (ON WOOD)

This work is a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti with more than 300 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters.

It’s part of “Contemplations and Lacer/actions” project and performance based on Scripts by Thomas from Olera (or from Bergamo) (1563-1631).

“Words from the past, images from the future,  an experience for today”    

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

Roberto Alborghetti has collected so far around the world more than 40.000 images.

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

CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS – THE TRAILER

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CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS - OFFICIAL POSTER 2013 - Scripts by Thomas from Olera (1563-1631), Artworks by Roberto Alborghetti (Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters, Urban Signs and Cracks)

CONTEMPLATIONS AND LACER/ACTIONS – OFFICIAL POSTER 2013 – Scripts by Thomas from Olera (1563-1631), Artworks by Roberto Alborghetti (Images of Torn and Decomposed Publicity Posters, Urban Signs and Cracks)

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CONTEMPLATIONS and LACER/ACTIONS

“Fire, Flames, Ardours And Burnings Of Love”

Scripts by

THOMAS FROM OLERA

(1563-1631)

Artworks by

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI