THE TORN (PUBLI)CITY: NUMBERS & CODES LEFT ON ADVERTISING BOARDS

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© Roberto Alborghetti 

After the advertisement has been torn and removed from the billboards, traces and marks of ink, glue and residuals of paper can be glimpsed on the surface. In my opinion, this is a unique spectacle. An open-air exhibition. Our eye can read and admire strange shapes and a sort of codes – like the numbers – that only the time and the chance can decipher.

Also in this photogallery I have gathered some of the images I took around a big outdoor billboard located in Milan area (Italy).  The pictures are part of LaceR/Actions”, my 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 (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. They’re not paintings…They’re Lacer/actions! © Roberto Alborghetti

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Dopo che la pubblicità è stata strappata e tolta dai tabelloni, si possono intravvedere, sulla superficie, tracce e segni di inchiostro, colla e residui di carta. A mio parere, tutto ciò costituisce uno spettacolo unico. Una mostra a cielo aperto. Il nostro occhio può leggere ed ammirare strane forme ed una sorta di codici che solo il caso e il fato possono decifrare. Penso che tutto ciò sia un linguaggio. E’ il codice espressivo della strada, che parla e comunica in un modo assolutamente sorprendente. Sì, sono convinto che questa sia vera e pura arte di strada, costruita in virtù di una forza che sfugge al nostro controllo. Sì, tutto molto suggestivo. Occorre essere subito pronti ad impressionare queste scene, parte del progetto “Lacer/azioni”…

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THEY AREN’T PAINTINGS OR LAND MAPS SEEN FROM A SATELLITE. THEY ARE…

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© Roberto Alborghetti

They are called artificial bumps, or speed bumps… They are buildings made of rubber placed by the Municipalities to induce to slow down, so that road safety improves. They are often used in an inappropriate and exaggerated way. Often they are mixed with pedestrian crossings, thus creating strange, bizarre hybrids, on the verge of legality.
I have found a way to see them in another way. That is: taking a close-up photograph when they are damaged and worn. Exciting “pictures” come out. They look like maps of a territory seen from from the top of a satellite… But obviously they are not paintings, but macro photographs for my “Lacer / Actions” project.

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“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the picture above.
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“A NEW LIGHT ON THE WALL OF TIME”: F. CORSI REVIEWS MY ART PROJECT

 

They aren’t paintings… They are macro photos of Lacer/actions.

© Roberto Alborghetti

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Review by FRANCESCO CORSI, ArtInGenio, Florence

Roberto Alborghetti observes and contemplates those objects that are caught in a state of abandonment as the extreme consequence of their being significant objects. Objects that have exhausted their life cycle. Scrap where the artist takes the extreme meaning of things. Because things are loved even when they have ceased their mere function as usables.

There is a tenderness for the things of the world that can only exist in those who want to read the meaning of being. A life that is awareness of the ruins of time, which has assumed in itself every oedipal character of temporality, where light breaks into the finitude of a world already lived.

Alborghetti interprets the “wall of time” well, to refer to the Jungerian work, the space occupied by things that fall, but in this decadence a sort of mysticism is grafted.
Accumulated residues of discontinued works, ragged posters that have exhausted their function, like a human being worn out at the end of his days. And these wrecks draw their life from a new look, from a light that removes them from their inexorable decline.

In this subtraction from decadence, every element lives a providential redemption from chaos, from the useless, and helps to better understand that Life itself is useless, like Art, because Life is eternal Presence.

Francesco Corsi

1969-2019, CELEBRATING THE MOON (PHOTO OF TORN PUBLICITY POSTER ON A BILLBOARD)

Celebrating the Moon 2019

In my close-up photographs of decompositions and disfigurement of the urban environment, we often recognize figurative elements. As in the case of this image, captured on an advertisement board. It is not a painting. It is not an acrylic. It is not an oil. And not even a collage. It is a simple photographic image. It suggests thoughts and memories for Moon Day 2019, which celebrates the 50th anniversary of the historic lunar landing, which occurred on 20 th of July 1969.

The picture is part of my “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 120.000 photos taken across the world. “LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the picture above.

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Celebrating the Moon - Postcard 2019 - r.alborghetti

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Nelle mie fotografie (a distanza ravvicinata) di decomposizioni e deturpazione dell’ambiente urbano, capita spesso di riconoscere elementi figurativi. Come nel caso di questa immagine, colta su un tabellone della pubblicità. Non è un dipinto. Non è un acrilico.Non è un olio. E nemmeno un collage. E’ una semplice immagine fotografica. Suggerisce pensieri e ricordi per il Moon Day 2019, che celebra l’arrivo degli esseri umani sulla luna, avvenuto 50 anni fa.

L’immagine fa parte del mio progetto-ricerca “LaceR/Azioni”, che ora ha raggiunto 120.000 foto scattate in tutto il mondo. “LaceR/Azioni” è un progetto multidisciplinare che documenta elementi decomposti e deturpati dell’ambiente urbano, come manifesti pubblicitari strappati, crepe e graffi naturali, materiali industriali. Impressionati dalla fotocamera e trasferiti su tele, riprodotti su stampe litografiche o tessuti, ricostruiti su collage o scansionati in videoclip, i dettagli di manifesti pubblicitari e gli elementi strappati e decomposti danno nuova vita alla carta straccia e alle cose scomposte. Come l’immagine qui sopra.

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SIGNS OF OUR TIMES / MACRO PHOTOS OF A DISFIGURED TRAFFIC SIGN #3

These are not modern art paintings or pop art works. They are just macro and abstract photos of details of a disfigured traffic sign… The pictures are part of my “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 120.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the pictures above.

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funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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© Roberto Alborghetti

SIGNS OF OUR TIMES / MACRO PHOTOS OF A DISFIGURED TRAFFIC SIGN #1

© Roberto Alborghetti

These are not modern art paintings or pop art works. They are just macro and abstract photos of details of a disfigured traffic sign… The pictures are part of my “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 110.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the pictures above.

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THE STREET IS A FREE ART GALLERY: TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS, SLIDESHOW #3

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Are these modern art paintings? Are these pop art works? Are these acrylic pictorial paintings? No, they are just photos of details of big torn publicity posters on an outdoor advertisings billboard. For me, the street is a real free art gallery, where we can perceive wonderful pieces of art. The pictures above are part of my “LaceR/Actions” project-research, which now has reached 110.000 photos taken across the world.
“LaceR/Actions” is a multidisciplinary project concerning researches about decomposed and torn publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles, re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the details of torn and decomposed publicity posters give new life to waste-paper and decomposed matters. Like the picture above.

For Informations and Esclusive Acquisitions:
funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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