BLACK’N’WHITE: AFTER AN ADVERTISING POSTER HAS EXPIRED…

Video created by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/actions”, project-research about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, industrial and urban matters. The Black ‘n’ White photos were taken in Bari (Italy).  They show what remains after an advertising poster has been torn because it has expired. Soundtrack: “The Voyage” by Audiomachine.

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IMAGINARY ARABESQUES: CORROSIONS AND CRACKS ON A WASTE BASKET (video)

The wear and tear of time, in its unstoppable pace, causes corrosion and cracking. This is what happened to the waste baskets placed in the center of a surprising medieval village, Abbadia San Salvatore, located on Mount Amiata, in the heart of Tuscany. The yellow paint, over the years, has peeled off and corroded, leaving room for imaginary arabesques that the eye of my camera caught at close range.

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L’usura del tempo, nel suo inarrestabile incedere, provoca corrosioni e screpolature. Così è capitato ai cestini per i rifiuti collocati nel centro di un sorprendente villaggio medioevale, Abbadia San Salvatore, situato sul monte Amiata, nel cuore della Toscana. La verniciatura gialla, nel corso degli anni, si è scrostata e corrosa, lasciando poi spazio ad immaginari arabeschi che l’occhio della mia fotocamera ha colto a distanza ravvicinata.

 

13th NOVEMBER: WORLD KINDNESS DAY/ LIKE A SILK CARESS ON THE MIND…

2 Roberto Alborghetti - Laceractions, Silk scarf, Limited edition

© Roberto Alborghetti – Like a Silk Caress on the Mind

Kindness is like a silk caress on the mind … This phrase was suggested to me by the images of the silk scarves produced with the image design of my “Lacer / Actions” project. Today is the World Kindness Day: it is celebrated annually on 13th November. On this day, participants attempt to make the world a better place by celebrating and promoting good deeds and pledging acts of kindness, either as individuals or as organisations. World Kindness Day was first launched in 1998 by The World Kindness Movement, an organisation formed at a 1997 Tokyo conference of like-minded kindness organisations from around the world. There are currently over 28 nations involved in The World Kindness Movement.

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© Roberto Alborghetti – silk-scarves-limited-edition (2) - Copia

© Roberto Alborghetti

SOME CRACKS AND DIFFERENT WAYS TO SHOW THEM

Cracks is part of my Lacer/actions Project, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, crevices, scratches and urban and industrial corrosions (I’ve collected so far more than 120.000 photos…).

Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of natural cracks, corrosions and scratches give new meanings and expressions to paper lacerations and matters decompositions.

I think the universe of cracks is a really wonderful world… We are surrounded by cracks… We live in a planet of cracks. And cracks may be considered as a life’s metaphor and “an active aesthetical appreciation” of what we call the disturbing elements of imperfection. In this photogallery I have gathered some of the macro images I took near Rome, in Monterotondo. And I show them in different ways. 

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JUST FOR 2 DAYS: FREE DOWNLOAD OF “LACER/ACTIONS” PORTFOLIO (PUBLISHED IN 2009)

© Roberto Alborghetti

Ten years ago – it was 2009 – I published a portfolio dedicated to my “Lacer / Actions” project and reseacrh. I wanted to tell people about my hobby of photographing the decomposition of torn advertising posters. And I wanted to publish some of the tens of thousands of macro images I had already taken around the world.

And so “Pics of torn (publi)City” was published. Ten years later I am happy to remember that publication and give friends of this Blog the chance to download it for free. Thank you for your attention and have a good journey through emotions and states of mind aroused by these images that surround us. These are not paintings, but simply abstract photographs …

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Dieci anni fa – era il 2009 – pubblicavo un portfolio dedicato al mio progetto “Lacer/azioni”. Volevo raccontare del mio hobby di fotografare la decomposizione dei manifesti pubblicitari strappati. E volevo pubblicare alcune delle decine di migliaia di immagini macro che avevo già scattato, in giro per il mondo.

E così venne pubblicato “Pics of torn (publi)city”. A dieci anni di distanza sono lieto di ricordare questa pubblicazione e dare la possibilità agli amici di questo Blog di scaricarlo gratuitamente. Grazie per l’attenzione e buon viaggio attreverso emozioni e stati d’animo suscitati da queste immagini che stanno attorno a noi. Questi non sono dipinti, ma semplicemente fotografie astratte…

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.

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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.

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LIKE UNKNOWN LANDS…CRACKS AND CORROSIONS ON PEDESTRIAN CROSSINGS

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© Roberto Alborghetti

Cracks & Corrosions like unknown lands… These are abstract photos I recently took in Milan : they refer to pedestrian crossings in an underground car park. They 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. 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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