ARE THESE AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHS OF A SEASIDE TOWN? NO, THEY ARE SIMPLY CRACKS AND CORROSIONS

© Roberto Alborghetti (1)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (2)

© Roberto Alborghetti

© Roberto Alborghetti (3)

© Roberto Alborghetti

At first glance they look like one of those images for the aerial photography category. Indeed, aerial photographs of a city located on the sea … You can see the network of streets and the strip that is located near the sea, which is obviously blue … But this reading is only the result of a mental image, from a personal point of view. The photos, much more simply, are close-up shots of the surface of a disfigured warning sign that I identified at the Monterotondo railway station, a city that is located at the gates of Rome. Yes, amazing cracks!

This series of shots is also part of the now large collection (over 120,000 photographs) for my “Lacer/actions” project, which documents the beauty of the imperfect (and decomposed) reality that surrounds us, and which we often cannot perceive. So: welcome to the blue city on the blue sea, the one we see from above of the plane…of our mind.

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A prima vista sembrano proprio una di quelle immagini per la categoria delle fotografie aeree. Anzi, fotografie aeree di una città che si trova sul mare… Si possono scorgere il reticolo delle vie e la striscia che si trova in prossimità del mare, che è ovviamente di colore blu… Ma questa lettura è solo frutto di una immagine mentale, di un punto di vista personale. Le foto, molto più semplicemente, sono scatti ravvicinati della superficie di un cartello segnaletico, corroso dal tempo, individuato presso la Stazione ferroviaria di Monterotondo, città che si trova alle porte di Roma. Anche questa serie di scatti fa parte della ormai ampia collezione (oltre 120.000 fotografie) per il mio progetto “Lacer/actions”, che documenta la bellezza della realtà imperfetta (e decomposta) che ci circonda, e che spesso non riusciamo a percepire. E allora: benvenuti nella città blu sul mare blu, quella che vediamo dall’alto, a bordo di un aereo.

 

 

WHITE, RED, GREEN: FOR ITALY (PER L’ITALIA, 25 APRILE 2020

New video: Sixty seconds to remember the Italian Day of Liberation (April 25) from nazi-fascism and as tribute of hope to Italy in the days of covid-19 . My abstract and visual works – they’re macro photos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters on outdoor billboards – for a chromo and musical experience remembering April 25, 1945… I de-structured and re-structured the colors of the Italian flag (white, red and green) as a tribute to the dream of freedom comin’ from a Nation and from a People.

© Roberto Alborghetti

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Sessanta secondi per ricordare la Giornata della Liberazione italiana dal nazifascismo e come tributo di speranza all’Italia nei giorni difficili del covid-19. Le mie opere astratte e visive – sono macro foto di manifesti pubblicitari strappati e decomposti su cartelloni pubblicitari all’aperto – per un’esperienza cromo musicale che ricorda il 25 aprile 1945 … Ho destrutturato e ri-strutturato i colori della bandiera italiana (bianco, rosso e verde) come omaggio al sogno di libertà proveniente da una nazione e da un popolo.

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COMING SOON: DE-STRUCTERED COLORS OF ITALIAN FLAG (FOR ITALY)

Video Première on next April 24… Sixty seconds to remember the Italian Day of Liberation from nazi-fascism and as tribute of hope to Italy in the days of covid-19 . My abstract and visual works – they’re macro photos of ripped and decomposed publicity posters on outdoor billboards – for a chromo and musical experience remembering April 25, 1945… I de-structured and re-structured the colors of the Italian flag (white, red and green) as a tribute to the dream of freedom comin’ from a Nation and from a People.

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Sessanta secondi per ricordare la Giornata della Liberazione italiana dal nazifascismo e come tributo di speranza all’Italia nei giorni difficili del covid-19. Le mie opere astratte e visive – sono macro foto di manifesti pubblicitari strappati e decomposti su cartelloni pubblicitari all’aperto – per un’esperienza cromo musicale che ricorda il 25 aprile 1945 … Ho destrutturato e ri-strutturato i colori della bandiera italiana (bianco, rosso e verde) come omaggio al sogno di libertà proveniente da una nazione e da un popolo.

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“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE”: THE SHORT FILM (MACRO PHOTOS OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS)

Guest Writer: Stefano Alberti

“And I saw a new sky and a new earth.” This is a “short film” of 13 minutes. A singular journey through some passages (in Italian) from the Apocalypse of John, re-read and commented in the light of the images of the “Lacer / actions” project, the colors of the street signs photographed by Roberto Alborghetti, professional journalist, author (he has published over 60 books) and trainer in meetings for teachers and students. The theme of the video inspired two major exhibitions, at the Rocca Aldobrandesca of Piancastagnaio, Siena in Tuscany, and at the Romanesque Baptistery of S. Giovanni in Lenno, Lake Como.

The reality that surrounds us as we have never seen it before: that one photographed on the walls of cities, in the cracks and colors of natural decomposition of the elements, like the paper of publicity posters. The “short film” is unpublished for the Net: it was created in 2015, on the occasion of the Lenno exhibition. It is made freely available to the public now, as a sign of hope for Italy and the whole world, in the wake of the words written by John : «And I saw a new sky and a new earth: the sky and the earth in fact had disappeared from the former land and the sea was gone “(Ap 21,1). The texts of John’s Apocalypse are in Italian, but taken from the Inter-confessional Bible; their numbering allows you to easily trace the versions of the different languages.

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“E vidi un cielo nuovo e una terra nuova”. Un “corto” di 13 minuti. Un singolare viaggio tra alcuni passi dell’Apocalisse di Giovanni, riletti e commentati alla luce delle immagini del progetto “Lacer/azioni”, i cromatismi dei segni di strada fotografati da Roberto Alborghetti, giornalista professionista, autore di una sessantina tra saggi, biografie, libri-intervista, formatore (è anche direttore di Okay!). Il tema del video ha ispirato due grandi mostre, presso la Rocca Aldobrandesca di Piancastagnaio, Siena, e presso il Battistero Romanico di S.Giovanni a Lenno, Lago di Como.

La realtà che ci circonda come non l’abbiamo mai vista prima: quella fotografata sui muri delle città, nelle crepe e nei colori della decomposizione, come quelli della carta dei manifesti pubblicitari sui tabelloni. Il “corto” è inedito per la Rete: è stato creato nel 2015, in occasione della mostra di Lenno. E’ reso fruibile liberamente al pubblico ora, come segno di speranza per l’Italia e il mondo intero, nella scia delle parole scritte da Giovanni:  «E vidi un cielo nuovo e una terra nuova: il cielo e la terra di prima infatti erano scomparsi e il mare non c’era più» (Ap 21,1).

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“COLORS OF AN APOCALYPSE”: WORLD PREMIERE ON WEB (APRIL 18, 2020, 3 PM)

“And I saw a new sky and a new earth.” A “short film” of 13 minutes. A singular journey through some passages from the Apocalypse of John, re-read and commented in the light of the images of the “Lacer / actions” project, the colors of the street signs photographed by Roberto Alborghetti. The theme of the video inspired two major exhibitions, at the Rocca Aldobrandesca of Piancastagnaio, Siena in Tucany, and at the Romanesque Baptistery of S. Giovanni in Lenno, Lake Como. The reality that surrounds us as we have never seen it before: that one photographed on the walls of cities, in the cracks and colors of decomposition. The “short film” is unpublished for the Net: it was created in 2015, on the occasion of the Lenno exhibition. It is made freely available to the public now, in April 2020, as a sign of hope for Italy and the whole world, in the wake of the words written by John : «And I saw a new sky and a new earth: the sky and the earth in fact had disappeared from the former land and the sea was gone “(Ap 21,1).

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WORLD AUTISM AWARENESS DAY 2020: AN EXPERIENCE OF COLORS AND EMOTIONS

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This videoclip presents a series of pictures about “a journey through special painterly colors and materials” and the wonderful experience involving children with disabilities and carriers of the Syndrome of Autism Spectrum. It’s nice to remember it, when we celebrate the World Autism Awereness Day 2020 (April 2). 

Patrizia Sapri led with passion and enthusiasm the group of the magnificent seven little artists  who have re-composed and re-built artworks from “Lacer / actions” Project by Roberto Alborghetti. Kids re-viewed with their creativity images of decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks, scratches, urban and industrial matters, as presented in the videoclip.  

Patrizia Sapri, teacher and curator, says about the workshop: “ My job has the aim to start from the healthy part of the person and developing residual capacity. We search for a meaningful relationship between color and emotions. Limits are transformed into expressive skills, communication, art… Roberto Alborghetti artworks have the emotional power to establish a right condition to create and to act. Yes, my special pupils  like so much Roberto’s colors, scratches and cracks. But don’t ask me why…”.

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World Autism Awareness Day 2020

World Autism Awareness Day aims to increase people’s awareness about people, especially children, with autism. The day often features educational events for teachers, health care workers, and parents, as well as exhibitions showcasing work created by children with autism.

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions - Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer/actions – Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier - Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri

Colors and Emotions Atelier – Roberto Alborghetti Lacer-Actions, Curated by Patrizia Sapri.

 

 

 

PATCHWORK OF COLOURS: CRACKS AND TORN PUBLICITY POSTERS (NEW VIDEO)

Video by Roberto Alborghetti for his Lacer/actions project and research. Macro photography of the world around us.

© Roberto Alborghetti

RETROSPECTIVE: ADVERTISING POSTERS ON BILLBOARD AND THEIR PROCESS OF CHANGE (VIDEO, 2010)

“Lacer/actions – Lacer/azioni” was made exactly 10 years ago: in March  2010. I created it through the Animoto platform, accepting the challenge of producing a video clip of thirty seconds of maximum duration. In the video we see some of the macro photographic images I took around advertising posters billboard. I have always been impressed and fascinated by the way in which publicity posters undergo a natural process of changethe atmosphere corrodes them, the wind tears and cuts them, the rain changes them into different colors and finally they are superimposed with other posters.

Yes, they’re not paintings, but “Lacer/actions”!

Interested in these images in exclusive and original copies? Please contact:  funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

© Roberto Alborghetti

SIGNS OF OUR TIMES / MACRO PHOTOS OF A DISFIGURED WASTEBIN

© Roberto Alborghett

© Roberto Alborghetti

These are not modern art paintings or pop art works. They are just macro and abstract photos of details of a disfigured wastebin, in Milan… 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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RUGS, DUST, GLUE AND PAPER: MYSTERIOUS CODES ON THE CITY WALLS

© Roberto Alborghetti

Cities reveal themselves also through random images of ripped and decomposed publicity posters and natural decompositions we may see along the streets. In this gallery I gathered some macro photos I took in Amsterdam, the so called “Venice of Northern Europe”. Rugs, papers, glue, dust, spray colors residuals and other materials mixed with torn posters gave origin to some fascinating and even disquieting scenes, where light and dark seem to create an obscure dimension or some indecipherable codes… It’s just the world of Lacer/actions…

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