THE GHOST BUS IS BACK IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD!

GUEST WRITER: MARYSIA ZIPSER – FOUNDER OF ACT GROUP

A visual arts creation by Roberto Alborghetti developed from his “Lacer/actions” project, which concerns realistic images (macro photography not manipulated) of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial tokens and materials.

Roberto says, “While touring Bartons garage in Chilwell, Nottingham (in October 2014) I chanced upon classic vehicles including ‘The Ghost Bus’, a 1956 URR 865 Reliance, which had spent 20 years slumbering in an open field in Suffolk.”

The Ghost Bus ‘Roads’ Project consists of two 14 minute films for public performance; “The Ghost Bus” and “Land Rover Mapping”.  Each has a short film trailer which can be viewed “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?” and “Can you believe that this art from an old Land Rover?”  In addition he has produced 4 related short videos of macro images taken around Beeston and on Nottingham’s streets: Ghost Bus Seaside Town with music by Simon, Richard, James and Tom Barton Colours of Nottingham Streets to “Can I think of Love” a song by Jeanie Barton Images of Beeston Streets ‘like blossom’ accompanied by “Soon” a song by Jeanie Barton Beeston Rylands – a short film along the Canalside

These are available to view together on a YouTube playlist   http://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/land-rover-mapping-electronic-press-kit-epk

The Ghost Bus Project exhibits the power of combining visual and musical arts; the wonder of family history (the Barton family firm was for a time the largest independent bus operator in the world) and the beauty of what human beings can do through creativity and mutual cooperation.  It encourages us to take the time to look more closely at our surroundings and discover the stories our environment can tell us.

This visual arts film project is now touring! Next stop: in Beeston and Nottingham again, at the beginning of June 2019 (5-8). Let’s get on The Ghost Bus!

The Ghost Bus film premiere at Bartons Plc – Photo by Christopher FROST

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ABSTRACT MAPS FROM A METAL PLATE: CLOSE UP PHOTOGRAPHY #3

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Even a simple metal plate, seen on a street in the city center, can reveal and hide really surprising shapes and colors, like the images published above, for my research project “Lacer / actions”. In this photo-gallery some of the photographic images that concern some scratches produced and created by time, which  gave birth, over the course of months and years, to this surprising natural palette, which seems to come from the hands of an artist. But instead everything is close-up photography. Nothing but photography.

  • Created by Roberto  Alborghetti  for his Lacer/actions project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban and industrial matters. © Roberto Alborghetti 
  • Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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Anche una semplice lastra di metallo, vista su una strada del centro città, può rivelare e nascondere forme e colori davvero sorprendenti, come le immagini pubblicate qui sopra. In questa foto-galleria alcune delle immagini fotografiche che riguardano alcuni graffi prodotti e creati dalll’usura e dal tempo, che hanno dato vita, nel corso di mesi e di anni, a questa sorprendente tavolozza naturale, che sembra uscita dalle mani di un artista. Ma invece tutto è fotografia a distanza ravvicinata. Null’altro che fotografia.

THREE IMAGES FOUND IN THE ARCHIVE: THEY HAVE BEEN TAKEN TEN YEARS AGO

Here are three images from my “Lacer/actions” project-research. They were taken exactly 10 years ago, but I think they retain all their amazing energy. Obviously, these images are not paintings, but photographs. They refer to billboards, which I saw by chance along the roads. Yes, these are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but a real, “natural” and completely collage. It’s  the result of various and different overlaps – which took place over weeks and months – of advertising publicity posters with different contents. 

I was lucky enough to catch and store them to my “Lacer/actions” archive which now counts more than 100,000 images  I fixed and collected around the world. I think that these random works, as well as the thousands I have captured and documented so far, would really aroused the envy of Mimmo Rotella and  Jacques Villeglè… These artists worked advertising posters snatching them from the billboards. But I think that a way of artistic expression is instead to document pure reality through photography. And leave the incredible polychromy of torn posters on the walls, transforming the cities streets in public and free outdoor “galleries”… 

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Are you interested in these original images? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

NEW VIDEO: RUST AS RED FLOWERS OF UNDECIPHERABLE PLANTS (MACRO PHOTOS)

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. Like in this series of images (watch the video). We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants …

The images you see in the video aren’t paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested to purchase these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

MY ARTWORK IS THE COVER OF “LAMIAGENDA 2020” (THE MOST SOLD SCHOOL DIARY IN ITALY)

This is the video trailer of the new edition of LAMIAGENDA, available from Spring 2019 and published in Italy by I Quindici. It presents one of the artworks I created for my “Lacer/actions” project. Its title “Burn my heart…”, size 94cms x 51 cms (on wood). This work is a collage created with more than 300 small paper pieces collected along the streets as waste material from outdoor torn and decomposed publicity posters.

It will be the cover of the new edition “of the most innovative school diary” in Italy. The trailer expresses the basic editorial concepts of the new edition of the school diary: it has a square shape, it is full of colors, it is graphically animated. In short, it is an agenda to book! Reservations from the school institutions have already started. For info and contacts: sandinipaolo@gmail.com .

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Ecco il video trailer della edizione 2019/2020 de LAMIAGENDA, disponibile a partire dalla Primavera 2019, edita da I Quindici. La copertina presenta un nuovissimo artwork – un collage di carta straccia recuperata dai manifesti pubblicitari deturpati – di Roberto Alborghetti. Vuole esprimere il tema della nuova edizione del diario scolastico + innovativo che ci sia: “Di cotti & di crudi / Il mondo del cibo e della sana alimentazione”. Il video esprime anche i concetti base del nuovo diario-agenda: è quadrato, è colorato, è animato. Insomma, da prenotare. Infatti, sono già partite a pieno ritmo le prenotazioni da parte degli Istituti scolastici. Per info,  contatti e incontri : sandinipaolo@gmail.com;

“LamiAgenda 2019/2020”, the cover is a particular of a collage created by Roberto Alborghetti.

“SOON” VIDEO: VALENTINE’S DAY SPECIAL VERSION…COLORS, FLOWERS AND BEES…

A very special “Valentine’s Day” version of “Soon”, video created in collaboration with jazz singer and composer Jeanie Barton. Her wonderful voice goes with my abstract photos from “Lacer/actions” project and research. Pictures and great vocals. The macro-photos of cracks and scratches on poles were taken along the streets in Beeston-Nottingham on March 2017. The videoclip is part of “The Ghost Bus Roads” project promoted by Bartons Plc, Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions and ACT Group founded by Marysia Zipser. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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TIME AND DECOMPOSITION: THE PHOTO-SHOW OF THE RUST

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Time and rust have the fascinating power to change things without the contribution and conditioning of the human being’s hand. The work and the creative action that rust can do are truly surprising. They can compose and model endless scenes in which our eyes can see and perceive horizons without limits.

Like in this series of images. We can glimpse scenes that remind us of dry leaves, fronds of trees shaken by the wind, red flowers of indecipherable plants … In short, the effects of rust can be spectacular.

But the images you see above aren’t paintings, but simply macro photographs of the rusts I saw on a billboard. Everything is created casually, without a precise intent, without a reason which is not that of the normal process accomplished by the natural decomposition of the elements.
These abstract and macro photos are part of “Lacer/actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial signs and tokens, like these trails of rust (I’ve collected so far more than 100.000 photos…). Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

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Interested to purchase these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact: ro.alb@alice.it ; funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

Il tempo e la ruggine hanno il fascinoso potere di modificare le cose senza l’apporto e il condizionamento della mano dell’essere umano. Sono davvero sorprendenti il lavoro e l’azione creativa che può compiere la ruggine. Possono comporre e modellare scene infinite nelle quali i nostri occhi possono vedere e percepire orizzonti senza limiti. O cieli nei quali le nuvole lasciano incredibili scie, come le pennellate che un pittore lascia sulla tela. Ma queste immagini non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie dal vero, ravvicinate, delle ruggini che ho visto su un vecchio cancello. Tutto è creato casualmente, senza un preciso intento, senza una ragione, che non sia quella del normale processo compiuto dalla decomposizione naturale degli elementi. Sorprendente, non è vero?