(RE)NEW MIDDLE EAST: E.MALHI SOUNDTRACK + ABSTRACT PICTURES BY R.ALBORGHETTI

New edition of the video with soundtrack composed, performed and produced by Eylon Malhi. Music goes with abstract pics from my Lacer/actions project about the decomposition of posters, urban and industrial materials. Four minutes of music and visual art… The photos presented in the videoclip are magnifications of corrosions, cracks and scratches that I saw on a waste container in Rome (Italy). Abstracted from their context and place, they became a sort of warm colors palette. Videoclip by Roberto Alborghetti.

 © Roberto Alborghetti - Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

IT’S RAINING OLYMPIC GAMES COLORS..! BUT THEY’RE PHOTOS OF A RIPPED AND DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Blue, Black, Red, Yellow and Green: five colors representing our Continents. Five colors we find in the five circles of the historic Olympiad logo. The 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games suggested me to toy with my “Lacer/actions” artpieces, realistic and not manipulated images of torn and decomposed posters. In my collection – almost 100.000 images – I found interesting and particular works, as the piece I show here…

There’re no circles and no official logo, but the 5 colors movement is so funny and amazing… Yes, it’s raining Olympic Games colors! Someone shattered the circles and the colors are now able to move everywhere, to fall and to go up… A metaphore about humanity profound hopes and desires of freedom?

These abstract photos were part of one of the most capturing torn posters I ever seen so far during my long research about ripped ads and urban signs. It was located in Lecco, a beautiful town on Como Lake (Italy). The incredible actions and re-actions made by time, weather and environmental conditions (rain, light, smog, humidity…) produced a capturing and harmonious mash-up of colors and shapes. I really had the luck to be in the right time in the right place… (in the following days the billboard was covered with new publicity posters).

The huge and whole torn paper advertising showed me pre-existing images that were crushed and de-structured in thousands of particles which presented fascinating colored streams and waves dancing on a completely white background.

“LaceR/Actions”is a multidisciplinary project and research about urban signs and landscapes, especially concerning the apparent chaos of ripped papers (from billboards and advertisings diplays), natural cracks and scratches, decompositions on urban and industrial matters.

I have so far collected almost 100.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographs, aluminum or textiles (as pure silk), or scanned in a video clip, the details of torn posters give new life to paper lacerations. I think in the lacerated advertisings and in the matters decompositions is recognizable the “unwrapped” city, self-destroying in the messages, self-regenerating and self-reproducing in new visual elements, often contradictory, dissonant, discordant, but still surprisingly vital.

R.A.

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http://www.artslant.com/global/artists/show/134694-roberto-alborghetti

 

“RED SCRATCHES, STREAKS OF TEARS, FROM A WEEPING LAND…” REMEMBERING JULY 12, 2016

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

Series of Abstract Photos taken in Barletta (Puglia, Italy) for Lacer/actions project. Remembering July 12, 2016: 23 people were killed and dozens injured in a head-on collision between two passenger trains in the southern Italian region of Puglia, in one of the country’s worst rail accidents in recent years.

Serie di Foto Astratte scattate a Barletta… Videoclip In Memoria del 12 Luglio 2016 e delle vittime del tragico scontro ferroviario sulla linea Andria-Corato.

 

NEW VIDEOCLIP: DRIPPING TIME… (THEY’RE NOT DELIBERATELY CREATED IMAGES)

 

In this new videoclip you may see some abstract photos of Drip Artworks. They’re not paintings, but just random and not manipulated pictures I saw  in Sicily (Isola delle Femmine). They are part of my Lacer/actions Project and Research about decomposition of outdoor publicity, natural cracks and scratches, urban nd industrial matters. Soundtrack by Audiomachine : “Solace” (Out Standing). 

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Drip painting is a form of abstract art in which paint is dripped or poured onto the canvas. This style of action painting was experimented with in the first half of the twentieth century by such artists as Francis Picabia, André Masson and Max Ernst, who employed drip painting in his works The Bewildered Planet, and Young Man Intrigued by the Flight of a Non-Euclidean Fly (1942).  Ernst used the novel means of painting Lissajous figures by swinging a punctured bucket of paint over a horizontal canvas.

I did it simply… taking pictures to the world around us. In fact, there is in a natural, random and spontaneous dripping left and created by the times, by the passages of time…by the weather…   

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions

TURIN GOES ON POP / MAGNIFICATIONS OF SCRATCHES ALONG CORSO VITTORIO EMANUELE

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions, 2016

 

The day before yesterday, in Turin, returning from a visit to the exhibition “Tempo.Memoria” curated by Sergio Gomez at the MIIT (Museo Internazionale Italia Arte by Guido Folco, Corso Cairoli 4) I came across a number of scratches along Corso Vittorio Emanuele (advertising billboards, wastebins, light poles …) I took some shots … Turin goes on pop. Bold colors. This is Art On The Streets. These are macro photos. These are magnifications of the world around us. These are “Lacer / actions” …

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L’altro ieri, a Torino, di ritorno dalla visita alla mostra “Tempo.Memoria” presso il MIIT (Museo Internazionale Italia Arte di Guido Folco, Corso Cairoli 4) mi sono imbattuto in una serie di graffi lungo Corso Vittorio Emanuele (tabelloni pubblicitari, cestini dei rifiuti, pali della luce…) Ho ripreso qualche scatto… Torino va sul pop. Colori decisi. Questa è l’Arte nelle Strade…Queste sono macro-riprese di ciò che ci circonda. Queste sono “Lacer/actions”…

 

 

ABSTRACT ON THE STREETS… THEY’RE PHOTOS OF TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS ON OUTDOOR BILLBOARDS…

© Roberto Alborghetti – Lacer/actions 2016

What you see in this photogallery are not collages built and created deliberately with my hands, joining and sticking piece by piece, but photos of real and random torn publicity posters I saw on an outdoor billboard. They are 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 them and to take pictures for my “Lacer/actions” Project and Archive which now count more than 90,000 abstract images I collected so far around the world.

I think that these random pics, 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 the true and genuine art – a sort of evolution of the same street art – consists of leaving the torn and decomposed publicity posters where they are staying: on the billboards. This could be a fascinating and random show which transforms our cities in free outdoor “galleries”…

For infos: ro.alb@alice.it

 

THE VIDEOCLIP: SIGNS O’ THE TIMES… ABSTRACT PHOTOS OF CRACKS ‘N’ SCRATCHES

Twenty “signs o’ the times”. Twenty scenes from the walls of a city (Bari, Italy). In this HD videoclip I present some of the pictures I recently gathered for my “Lacer/actions” project-research. As I usually like to say, they’re not paintings, they’re not created by the brush of a painter, but simply by the case. They’re abstract and macro photos I usually take while I’m walking along the streets: I collected so far more than 90.000 images.

ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI 

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