FROM 7.000 MILES OF MY UNCONSCIOUS DEPTH… IMAGINARY SCENES FROM REALISTIC IMAGES

© Roberto Alborghetti

Some other images which seem to come from a mysterious and drowned world. Or from our deep unconscious… Yes, imaginary scenes, but realistic images. I “captured” them along Netherlands streets. They are not paintings. They are “Lacer/actions”, images of torn posters and urban signs. Absolutely random pics, not maniputated or digitally enhanced. This is my research. This is my fun.   

 

LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON – TORN POSTERS, STREET (DE)SIGNS

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London is really an “open air” art museum. It’s enough to walk along the streets, open our eyes wide an let the perception flows… You may see torn posters and capturing colored signs. During my visits to London I had the way to catch lot of images… I present some of them in a clip I’ve posted at YouTube, BlipTV, MySpace and Animoto. Its title is (obviously!) “Lacer/actions of London”; the claim: “Torn posters / Street (de)signs” . Soundtrack: “Wake up” by Mackintosh Braun. Enjoy it.

 

BLUE RAIN? BLUE DREAMS? THEY ARE JUST BLUE TEARS (OF PAPER…)

 

Another piece coming from my “Lacer/actions” collection about Images of Torn Posters and Urban Signs. It’s a lithograph, 45 x 35.    

IT’S A VERY INDUSTRIAL PICTURE… SNOW, CLOUDS AND PEOPLE ALL SEEM TO DRIFT IN THE SAME DIRECTION

DREAMS & LACER/ACTIONS”: THERAPEUTIC HAIGA # 2 BY ~MEREDITH AND ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Faded faces stroll

     the walls of layered living.

    Yesterday softens.

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I saw granite snow

     and touched the oneness.

     Ancient stories freeze.

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Umbrella walkers

     dot the misty,morning streets.

     Tissue clouds bring snow.

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© Artwork Copyright Roberto Alborghetti

© Poem Copyright~Meredith

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This is the second composition created by fellow blogger, Meredith (healingminds@WordPress.com) for a four composition series titled “Dreams & Lacer/actions: Therapeutical Haiga”. Meredith – who lives in Lafayette, Indiana (USA) – shared a preview of my most recent images taken from torn posters and cities walls during my trips in the Netherlands and Italy. And, she began to create verses…

The second “Lacer/actions” art piece which inspired Meredith’s verses comes from a display I saw on a square at Como Lake (Italy). It is natural, and not manipulated or enhanced image.

Meredith wrote this note about the image: “This picture looked both very industrial and like a barren canyon in winter.  Both places may seem bleak but I see life.  Snow, clouds, and people all seem to drift in the same direction, whether moved by snow or racing, tissue clouds. I could not help but make a copy of this photo to run my fingers across as I listened to the whispered tales of mottled surfaces.” 

I thank Meredith for this collaboration which is also a particular experimentation based on colors, images, words, thoughts, emotions and sensorial perception.

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ABOUT MEREDITH

Meredith (www.healingminds.wordpress.com) writes from a rich text based in theater, art, and design training. Also rooted from the soil of personal experience, Meredith writes about mental health and its challenges; her value of developing creative pursuits as part of the equation for living a satisfying life in the face of mental illness and recovery include yoga, dance, writing, and photography. 

Meredith’s professional background began in directing and choreography.  Her education in dance and theater lent equal weight to creating movement and learning projects for school children, grades K thru 12, and mentoring independent theater projects for high school students. When mental illness changed the landscape of her life, Meredith returned to school and redirected her passions toward quieter pursuits in architectural design.  Most recently, her love for writing and well-being generate roomy, new ideas about beauty and life, and she writes about mindful living from a deeper understanding.

SCENE FROM A DROWNED WORLD… BUT IT’S NOT A PAINTING!

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

No, it’s not a painting. It’s just one of my 35.000 Lacer/actions pieces. It’s an absolutely random image, not maniputated or digitally enhanced. I took it for my research about “The Torn (publi)City” (ripped posters and urban signs). It seems coming from a mysterious and drowned world. Or from our deep unconscious… I “captured” this image – the first of a series of 5 – along Netherlands streets.  

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 ABOUT LACER/ACTIONS PROJECT

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. I have so far collected more than 35.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs 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 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. 

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: “Pics of torn (publi)city”.  In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade). One of my artwork will be kept at the new Contemporary Art Museum will open next September in Marche region (Italy). The next big Lacer/actions Show will take place in the enchanting XIII Century Rocca Aldobrandesca, a fortress in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from September 27 to November 4, 2012.   

R.A.

WHERE ARE YOU? FIND YOURSELF IN THE LACER/ACTIONS UNIVERSE…

This is one of my recent Lacer/actions artworks, Images of Torn (publi)City”. Someone could define it as an expression of dripping techniques. Someone (again) could tell me that it is so similar to some contemporary art  paintings… Abstract paintings.   I only say that the image is absolutely natural, spontaneous and realistic… as all the others (more than 37.000…) I have been catching so far. So, find yourself in the Lacer/actions Universe… and guess where I took the image  from…

THAT INCREDIBLE COLORS PALETTE BEHIND MAGNA PLAZA / THE AMSTERDAM’S LACER/ACTIONS FILES #2

This is the second photo gallery about my “Amsterdam‘s Lacer/actions Files” dedicated to a three series of images I “captured” in Netherlands during a recent trip. Also in Amsterdam I gathered lot of pics, absolutely realistic, as all the others I collected so far. Along a street behind Magna Plaza – a big shopping center in the very heart of Amsterdam – I was attracted by an incredible “palette” located on a door hiding a sort of warehouse. Rugs, papers, dust, colors residuals and other materials left by torn posters gave origin to some fascinating visuals in which we have no problems to  perceive styles, characters and shapes of the well known contemporary art. And these images (now transferred on canvas) are another proof about fonts that have inspired a lot of modern art painters. So, enjoy my “Amsterdam’s Lacer/actions Files #2”. Public art on public places.         

Coming soon:

  • THE AMSTERDAM’S LACER/ACTIONS FILES #3 –  AN “ART CONTAINER” NEAR THE ROYAL PALACE… 

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. I have so far collected more than 35.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs 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 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. 

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”.  In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade). One of my artwork will be kept at the new Contemporary Art Museum will open next September in Marche region (Italy). The next big Lacer/actions Show will take place in the enchanting XIII Century Rocca Aldobrandesca, an incredibile fortress in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from September 27 to November 4, 2012. An “The End of The World” event…  

R.A.

© Roberto Alborghetti

LACER/ACTIONS PHOTO GALLERY: THERAPEUTICAL COLORS FOR SPRINGTIME

Fellow bloggers suggested me to gather in a photo gallery all the “Spring Wings” images series that I posted during last week. So, I exceptionally  present eight artworks coming from one of the most astonishing torn posters I ever seen so far during my “Lacer/actions” research about ripped ads and urban signs. It’s a sort of Easter egg ‘s surprise…and a way to thank so many people who appreciate my artworks. That huge torn poster 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 dyes and shapes. Therapeutical colors for springtime…  Enjoy them!

IS IT A TEARDROP? OR A PEARL OF SUN? OR A DEW-DROP? : AN “HAIGA” FOR EASTER

 

And then I’ll tell them

to guess if it’s a teardrop

or a pearl of sun

or a dew-drop…”

David Maria Turoldo

(From Poem: “For Easter Morning” )

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E poi gli dirò di indovinare

se sia una lacrima

o una perla di sole

o una goccia di rugiada…”

David Maria Turoldo

(Da “Per il Mattino di Pasqua”)

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© Roberto Alborghetti – LaceR/Actions, LaceR/Azioni

A special Haiga to wish a very Happy Easter… The words are from a beautiful poem (“For Easter Morning” ) by a great Italian poet, David Maria Turoldo (1916-1992). Artwork comes from my “Spring Wings” Lacer/actions series: it’s not a painting; it is a realistic pictures, as the other 35.000 images I have created so far for my Lacer/actions project about torn posters and urban signs.      

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Uno specialissimo Haiga per augurare Buona Pasqua. Le parole sono tratte da una bella poesia (“Per il mattino di Pasqua”) scritta dal grande poeta Davide Maria Turoldo (1916-1992). L’artwork fa parte della serie “Ali di Primavera” per il progetto Lacer/azioni – Immagini sulla (pubbli)Città Strappata – di Roberto Alborghetti. 

BUTTERFLIES WAVES… IMAGE #7 FROM “THE SPRING WINGS” LACER/ACTIONS SERIES

 

This is the 7th and last image for the special preview of  “The Spring Wings” Lacer/actions Series. The whole series will be followed and concluded tomorrow (monday April 2) by a videoclip showing a “live view” of the incredibile torn poster from which I’ve made my artworks. 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. The huge and whole torn paper 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. The various sections of the torn poster reminded me suggestions about springtime …as we may see also in the 7th image of this series.

ABOUT MY “LACER/ACTIONS ART PROJECT”

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. I have so far collected more than 35.000 images. Impressed by photocamera and transferred on canvas, reproduced on lithographs 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 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. 

Some “Lacer/Actions” artworks were published in a booklet-portfolio: Pics of torn (publi)city”.  In July 2010, thirty thousand people visited my show “The Four Elements of LaceR/Actions” during the three days exhibition at Oriocenter (Milano Bergamo Orio Airport, Italy).Myartworks are also taking part of experiences about sensorial and emotional perceptions (sinestesys) concerning kinesiologic tests. In October 2010 I participated to “Parallax AF” in London (La Galleria, Royal Opera Arcade). One of my artwork will be kept at the new Contemporary Art Museum will open next September in Marche region (Italy). The next big Lacer/actions Show will take place in the enchanting XIII Century Rocca Aldobrandesca, an incredibile fortress in Tuscany (Monte Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena, Italy) from September 27 to November 4, 2012. An “The End of The World” event…  

R.A.

© Roberto Alborghetti