RUGS, DUST, GLUE AND PAPER: MYSTERIOUS CODES ON THE CITY WALLS

© Roberto Alborghetti

Cities reveal themselves also through random images of ripped and decomposed publicity posters and natural decompositions we may see along the streets. In this gallery I gathered some macro photos I took in Amsterdam, the so called “Venice of Northern Europe”. Rugs, papers, glue, dust, spray colors residuals and other materials mixed with torn posters gave origin to some fascinating and even disquieting scenes, where light and dark seem to create an obscure dimension or some indecipherable codes… It’s just the world of Lacer/actions…

For infos and acquisitions of unique of original copies: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com 

***

RELATED ARTICLE:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/signs-of-a-city-an-unusual-and-public-art-installation-in-the-very-heart-of-amsterdam/

THE AMAZING IMPERFECTION OF THE WORLD AROUND US: 12 ABSTRACT PHOTOS FROM ROME

  © Roberto Alborghetti 

 

These pictures aren’t paintings (oils, acrylics, watercolors or digital works), but just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are photos: I took them in Rome on walls, advertising billboards, gates, wastebins… Free abstract and informal art along the streets.  

 *

Roberto Alborghetti ‘s LaceR/Actions is a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of decomposed posters, cracks, scratches and urban/street signs. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some works from the collection of about 120.000 images captured so far by Roberto Alborghetti during his research all around the world. For infos and acquisitions of unique of original copies: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com 

 

THE FOUR SEASONS IN LACER/ACTIONS: WINTER #4

© Roberto Alborghetti

Each season has its colors. But what colors does winter have? Easy to answer, just look around … The torn advertising posters on billboards also have winter colors. So, through my macro photos  I tried to imagine a color palette … Yes, trails of snow and ice, in exclusive for my LaceR/Actions research, which is a multidisciplinary project 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 images of torn and decomposed posters give new life to paper lacerations and matter decomposition, as you may see in this gallery showing some of the 120.000 pics captured around the world. Remember, these are not paintings… They are macro photos of the real word around us. A videoclip will follow very soon.

For information and acquisition of unique and original copies of the artworks: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Ogni stagione ha i suoi colori. Ma che colori ha l’inverno? Facile rispondere, basta del resto guardarsi attorno… Anche i manifesti strappati della pubblicità hanno colori invernali. Ho quindi provato ad immaginare una tavolozza di colori… Sì, scie di neve e di ghiaccio…

A DETAIL OF “THE THIRD EYE” COLLAGE IS THE COVER OF “LAMIAGENDA 2020/2021”

 

 

LAMIAGENDA 2020 2021

The cover of the 2020-2021 edition of Lami Agenda © Roberto Alborghetti

 

THE THIRD EYE (DETAIL)

The detail of “The Third Eye” collage which forms the cover (front and back) of Lami Agenda 2020-2021. © Roberto Alborghetti

 

1

The “The Third Eye” collage in its full size (74 x 44 cms, on wood).© Roberto Alborghetti

This is the cover of the 2020/2021 edition of “LamiAgenda”, the school diary available from Summer 2020, published in Italy by I Quindici. It presents a detail of “The Third Eye” collage I created using waste paper recovered from disfigured advertising posters. I made it for my “Lacer/actions” project. It is the fourth consecutive year that “LamiAgenda” offers my artwork on the cover.

 

***

Questa è la copertina dell’edizione 2020/2021 di “Lami Agenda”, il diario scolastico disponibile a partire dall’estate 2020, pubblicato in Italia da I Quindici. Presenta un dettaglio del collage “Il Terzo Occhio”, creato con la carta straccia recuperata da manifesti pubblicitari sfigurati. L’ho creato per il mio progetto “Lacer / actions”. È il quarto anno consecutivo che “LamiAgenda” propone un mio artwork in copertina.

RETROSPECTIVE / SEASON’S GREETINGS: STARS FROM 2009 (VIDEO)

Here is another video created 10 years ago. Exactly in December 2009. The intent and goal was to express good wishes with my “Lacer / actions” project. So, I wanted to assemble torn up advertising posters with the characteristic of having stars. Yes, Xmas Stars!  So here is Stars & Tears video. With best wishes for Happy Holidays!

Picture from the video ( 2009) by Roberto Alborghetti

*

Ecco un altro video creato 10 anni fa. Esattamente nel dicembre 2009. L’intento e l’obiettivo erano quelli di esprimere gli auguri con il mio progetto “Lacer/actions”. Dunque, volevo assemblare immagini di manifesti pubblicitari strappati con la caratteristica di avere stelle. Stelle di Natale… Quindi, ecco Stelle & Strappi. Con tanti auguri di Buone Feste!

 

 For info: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

NEW VIDEO: TEARS ON PAPER. PICS OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

Macro Photos of Decomposed Publicity Posters. Lacer/actions Project and Research by Roberto Alborghetti. Video 2019, Soundtrack:Supreme by Das Tape

Images in exclusive and original copies. For info, please contact: funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

RETROSPECTIVE #2: MIXED COLORS OF BEETHOVEN (VIDEO, 2009)

“Mixed colors of Beethoven” was also created exactly 10 years ago: in September 13, 2009. I created it through the Animoto platform, accepting the challenge of producing a video clip of thirty seconds of maximum duration. I took some of the macro photographic images of torn advertising posters and mixed them with an unmistakable music: the universally known “Allegro con brio” from Simphony No.5 by Ludwig Van Beethoven. This is my second video clip for “Lacer/actions” project and it is one of the most viewed on Animoto. It confirmed me that “visuals” always need the colors of the sound.

Interested in these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Anche “Mixed colors of Beethoven” è stato realizzato esattamente 10 anni fa: il 13 settembre 2009. L’ho creato attraverso la piattaforma Animoto, accettando la sfida di produrre un videoclip di trenta secondi di durata massima. Ho preso alcune delle immagini fotografiche macro di manifesti pubblicitari strappati e li ho “mescolate” con una musica inconfondibile: l’Allegro con Brio dalla Quinta Sinfonia di Ludwig Van Beethoven. Questo è il mio secondo videoclip. Mi ha confermato che i (miei) “visuals” hanno sempre bisogno dei colori del suono.

© Roberto Alborghetti