THE GHOST BUS, A STORY ABOUT A PROJECT IN THE LAND OF ROBIN HOOD

act blog june 2020

Marysia Zipser wrote on her ACT Blog a story about my “adventures in the Land of Robin Hood”: “Since Roberto’s first visit to Beeston six years ago, he has immersed himself, as a visual artist, into the storytelling worlds of our famous outlaw and into our historical town of Beeston and Nottingham ‘Red City’ environments. Click and read the story:

https://www.artculturetourism.co.uk/blog/the-adventures-of-roberto-alborghetti-in-the-land-of-robin-hood

Some press releases about The Ghost Bus project

 

 

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN / HERE IS THE PHOTOGALLERY OF THE 4 WORKS

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 1, GEOMETRIES OF A VORTEX, COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 2 – BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN # 2, THE VORTEX AND THE FURY, COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #3, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #3, THE VORTEX AND THE WINGS OF HOPE, COLLAGE, 25 X 20,5, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

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VORTICISM: LOCKDOWN #4, THE VORTEX AND THE MASK (PRIMARY COLORS), COLLAGE ON THE MASK, MADE OF WASTE PAPER OF PUBLICITY POSTERS, BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

The days of the pandemic that the world is experiencing are like a vortex that has dragged us into the abyss of the unknown, darkness and pain. We are all in the vortex. This is the image that many people – even myself – have experienced mentally, but also physically. The emergence of a terrible and unknown virus has left scorched earth around us. Many lives are gone in the silence, in the solitude, in the distance of the affections, even of a hug. We all feel the need to recover strength, energy, images of life. And to return to everyday life, surely changed.

From these thoughts this project “Vorticism: Lockdown” was born. I plunged into the vortex of the colors of the decomposed and corrupt advertising posters, to draw something new, something that opened the wings of hope. A torn and worn-out advertising poster, expired in his message, is the image of these times overwhelmed by the fury of the virus. I’m in love with vorticism: I still remember a great exhibition in London, 10 years ago, at the Tate Gallery. So, I let myself be carried away by the vortex of shapes and colors. I de-structured waste paper strips and re-structured them into 4  works. In this photogallery I present you all the 4 collages.

“Vorticism” is the avant-garde movement which was influenced by the tensions of the early twentieth century, with desires and expectations of renewal. Vorticism, in depicting vortex shapes, wants to express the concept of energy and strength by inserting movement and dynamism into art. A group of “vorticists” was founded by the artist, writer and polemicist, Wyndham Lewis in 1914. Their only group exhibition was held in London the following year. Vorticism was launched by Blast  magazine which contained  two manifestos by Lewis ‘blasting’ what he considered to be the effeteness of British art and culture and proclaiming the vorticist aesthetic: ‘The New Vortex plunges to the heart of the Present, we produce a New Living Abstraction’.

The “Vorticism: Lockdown” series aims to pay homage to the intuitions and sense of an avant-garde movement which, precisely in the lockdown phase for the emergence of the coronavirus, indicates a desire of re-birth, of re-launch and, why not ?, of re-volt of culture, lifestyles, behaviors and values, respecting the person, the human dimension and the natural balance of the planet.

A MASK DOES NOT PREVENT US FROM DREAMING OF A COLORFUL WORLD

Roberto Alborghetti with mask

A mask and a pair of gloves do not take away the freedom to dream, see and imagine a world of colors and art. Perhaps these days of total lockdown are an invitation to rethink our lifestyles and also to better observe the world around us. In the photo: my showroom with pictures for my Lacer/actions project. They are not paintings, but macro photos of the reality that is around us, in the streets, in the squares, in the places where there is always something to see from a different point of view.

Visit the virtual gallery with macro photos transferred to large canvases:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-canvases/

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Una mascherina e un paio di guanti non ci tolgono la libertà di sognare, vedere e immaginare un mondo di colori e di arte. Forse, queste giornate di lockdown totale, sono un invito a ripensare i nostri stili di vita e, pure, ad osservare meglio il mondo che circonda. Nella foto: my showroom with pictures for my Lacer/action project. Non sono dipinti, ma macro photos della realtà che è attorno a noi, nelle strade, nelle piazze, nei luoghi dove c’è sempre qualcosa da vedere da un differente punto di vista.

Visita la galleria virtuale con le macro foto trasferite su grandi tele:

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-canvases/

CHILWELL THEATRE (MARCH 9, 2018): SHOWING NOTTINGHAM AND BEESTON AS NEVER SEEN BEFORE

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The Ghost Bus is travelling to the Land of Robin Hood and to Beeston again. At Chilwell Arts Theatre, on FRIDAY 9th MARCH, from 7.00pm to 9.00 pm, a great event for the World Film Premiere of the new smashing art video by Roberto Alborghetti. This time, it’s about a rusty old Land Rover displayed  at Barton Garage! Eventbrite ticketing/flyer will be out in January so be forewarned of these ghostly happenings! Can you believe that this art is from an old Land Rover? The Ghost Bus Project is travelling around the World 2018 with Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC, ACT Group and… Robin Hood!

This is timed schedule list in order of sequence of filming at the event at Chilwell Arts Theatre in Beeston, Nottingham, UK:

1. The original “The Ghost Bus”, Short Film by Roberto Alborghetti created with pictures of the old Bus at Barton Garage.   

2. The Ghost Bus Seaside Town, Video by Roberto Alborghetti / Music by Barton Family.

3. Colours of Nottingham Streets: “Can I Think of Love?”,  Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with image created along Nottingham streets.

4. Beeston Rylands short film by Canalside

5. “Soon”, Song by Jeanie Barton, Video by Roberto Alborghetti with Beeston images. 

6. Land Rover Mapping Film, World Premiere of the Short Film made at Barton Garage.

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Chilwell Arts Theatre, Beeston, Nottingham, UK

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Il Ghost Bus (l’Autobus Fantasma) è di nuovo in viaggio verso la terra di Robin Hood e le città di Beeston e Nottingham. Al Chilwell Arts Theatre, venerdì 9 marzo, dalle 19.00 alle 21.00, si terrà un grande evento per la Prima mondiale del nuovo sorprendente video d’arte di Roberto Alborghetti. Questa volta, si tratta di una vecchia Land Rover arrugginita custodita nel Barton Garage! I biglietti Eventbrite saranno presto disponibili per essere prenotati e partecipare così a questo avvenimento unico. Non ci crederete, ma quest’arte si trova proprio su una vecchia Land Rover! Il Progetto Ghost Bus sta viaggiando per il mondo 2018 sempre con Roberto Alborghetti, Bartons PLC, ACT Group e … Robin Hood!

“PURPLE RAIN”: A VISUAL ART TRIBUTE TO THE PRINCE OF BLACK MUSIC. RIP!

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© Roberto Alborghetti, Lacer/actions, Rome, April 21, 2016

MY VISUAL TRIBUTE TO PRINCE. RIP! I TOOK THIS ABSTRACT PHOTO YESTERDAY, FROM A DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTER, WALKING ALONG VIA CAVOUR, IN ROME.

THE GHOST BUS/FEEDBACKS: “EXCITING, DRAMATIC AND EMOTIONAL SPECTACLE!” (PAM MILLER, FINE ARTIST)

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Guest Writer: PAM MILLER, Fine Artist

http://www.pammiller.co.uk/index.php

Photos: Roberto Alborghetti

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What a great evening last Friday at Bartons was, when Roberto Alborghetti presented his Ghost Bus films!
Initially, the audience was treated to archive film of the Bartons’ bus in service, as the first tour operator in Italy and beyond. How fascinating this was and appeared to totally captivate its viewers.
As if this wasn’t spellbinding enough, what came next was even more enthralling, presented very professionally by its producer, Roberto Alborghetti (introduced by Marysia Zipser, Art-Culture-Tourism Group Founder). Nothing had prepared me (and it seems the rest of the audience) to the exciting spectacle that followed, a dramatic, emotional series of images created from photographs taken of the scratched and deteriorating paintwork from the surface of the old Bartons bus that had been ‘put out to grass’, at the end of its service.

These images, entitled ‘Lacer/actions’, were projected onto a large screen, incredibly imaginatively, like abstract paintings, juxtaposed alongside quotes from writers, such as Tennyson and with such intensity of rhythm and power and incorporating music of equal emotive force.

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The film was projected from a Bartons’ vehicle in deep darkness within the Bartons’ building and, as I was sitting at the side of the vehicle and slightly lower, the vehicle had a massive presence, giving me the sensation of being transported right into the film and the imaginary world of Roberto – the abstract images, the titles of which were maps, lands, skies, horizons…….indeed, I was transported back to Zambia (where I lived in the mid to late seventies), when viewing the orange and gold abstracts – ‘Lacer/actions’ inspired by the surface of a Land Rover – a truely emotional experience for me.
Roberto’s second film inspired by The Ghost Bus was also exciting to view. In this instance, the film was more experimental, an attempt to combine watercolour painting with the more hard-edged abstract photographs of The Ghost Bus. If anything, I do believe he will progress this idea further if he softens the edges of the photographic images of the scratches and deteriorating paintwork on the bus, to ‘marry’ the organic quality of watercolour with the photographed scratches/deterioration of paint. Tom, James, Richard and Simon Barton’s incorporated music complimented well the visual display of imagery.
To conclude, Roberto, in my opinion, is to be congratulated on his highly professional production and presentation of his Ghost Bus body of work, as is Marysia, who has shown much vision in engaging such a talented Italian artist/writer within The Creative Industries of Beeston and Chilwell. Congratulations, too, are due to Simon Barton (and Marysia) who has demonstrated such creative thinking in the hosting of this event. Grateful thanks, also, go to Simon for providing refreshments on the night and for being such an excellent host, along with members of his family.
Finally, it must be said that it was interesting to ‘meet’ the owner of ‘The Ghost Bus’, after the films; also, to witness Roberto’s kindness, in presenting her, along with Marysia and Simon, with printed canvases of his ‘Lacer/actions’ and wonderful printed scarves (also of the Lacer/actions) for Marysia and Jeannie Barton.
Many thanks to Roberto – long may he continue with his ‘Lacer/actions’ project. Printed ceramics next? Yes, a great idea of Roberto’s, I do believe.  Mille grazie!
Very best wishes.

Pam Miller

THE GHOST BUS: AN EPIC VOYAGE… WELCOME TO THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERE IN NOTTINGHAM!

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SINOSSI"THE GHOST BUS", LIMITED-EDITION OFFICIAL POSTER,  PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH  BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP (BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK, JAN-MAR 2015) .

“THE GHOST BUS”, LIMITED-EDITION OFFICIAL POSTER, PROJECT BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WITH BARTONS PLC, ACT GROUP (BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM, UK, JAN-MAR 2015) .

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THE GHOST BUS / THIS IS CARD # 14 (“SKIES”) FROM THE SHORT FILMS PREMIERED ON MARCH 27 IN NOTTINGHAM (UK)

CARD # 14

This is Card # 14 (“SKIES”) from “The Ghost Bus” project, an epic voyage and a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?”… The short films will be premiered on March 27, 2015, at 7,00 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK.

The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series reproducing 16 artworks.

The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27, from 7,00 pm). So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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For further informations, please contact:

 

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc,  email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

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FOR YOUR FREE TICKET(S) PLEASE APPLY TO  

artculturetourism@gmail.com

07092 862215 or 07899 798487

“THE GHOST BUS” / THE CARD #13 (“MAPS”) FROM THE SHORT FILMS… HAVE YOU BOOKED THE LAST FREE TICKETS FOR THE PREMIERE?

CARD # 13

 

This is work # 13 (“Maps”) of the Cards Series from “The Ghost Bus” project, an epic voyage and a visual adventure in the Land of Robin Hood. “Can you believe that this art is from an old bus?”… The short films will be premiered onMarch 27, 2015, at 6,30 pm, at Bartons Plc, 61 High Road, Chilwell-Nottingham, UK.

The event will be promoted by Bartons Plc and his owner Simon Barton and ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and its founder Marysia Zipser.  I’ve created a limited-edition special poster (showing 9 images from the films) and a special cards series reproducing 16 artworks.

The Ghost Bus project is travelling around the www now over the next weeks collecting admirers along the way, and culminating in the special films premiere & social gathering at Bartons Plc (March, 27, from 6,30 pm). So, hop on board and enjoy the ride!

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Here more infos about the project:

 THE GHOST BUS / ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI WEBSITE

THE GHOST BUS / BARTONS PLC WEBSITE

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For further informations, please contact:

 

Marysia Zipser, founder ACT Group (Art-Culture-Tourism) and arts/heritage tourism promoter, email:  marysiazipser@hotmail.co.uk  

 

Simon Barton, Bartons Plc,  email:  info@bartonsplc.co.uk

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FOR YOUR FREE TICKET(S) PLEASE APPLY TO  

artculturetourism@gmail.com

07092 862215 or 07899 798487

SILK COMETS AND SCARVES… THE VIDEOCLIP

 

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Festive video about the Limited-Edition of a 3 Silk Scarves series. Special and unique design by Roberto Alborghetti for “Lacer/ actions” project about torn and decomposed publicity posters, natural cracks and scratches, urban/industrial tokens. Textile design created with the collaboration of Bruno Boggia Disegni, Como. Soundtrack:” Christmas on Downing Street” by Steve Fawcett.

https://robertoalborghetti.wordpress.com/laceractions-silk-scarves/

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