BEESTON-NOTTINGHAM: THE “CENTRAL WASTE” CONTAINER AS AN ART INSTALLATION # 1

In Beeston, on the road to Nottingham (UK) you may have the surprise of running into a kind of art installation … Scratches, drawings, traces and lines come to life on the surface of a large yellow waste container (Central Waste). Yes, pure street art, or better: natural art on the street… Here are some of the many photographs I took around this large “pool” that carries with it the signs of time and human work.

The pictures featured in this photo-gallery are  just natural, random and not manipulated images of the amazing imperfection of the real world we see around us. They are part of “LaceR/Actions”, a multidisciplinary project and research about the apparent chaos of torn and decomposed outdoor advertisings, natural cracks, scratches and urban/industrial tokens. Transferred on canvases, reproduced on lithographic prints or textiles (as pure silk), re-built on collages or scanned in videoclips, the images of torn and disfigured posters and natural cracks and scratches give new meanings and expressions to matter decomposition, as you may see in this photo-gallery showing some works from my collection of about 120.000 images captured so far around the world.

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© Roberto Alborghetti (37)

© Roberto Alborghetti

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A Beeston, sulla strada per Nottingham (Regno Unito) puoi avere la sorpresa di imbatterti in una specie di installazione d’arte… Graffi, disegni, tracce e linee prendono vita sulla superficie di un grande contenitore giallo di rifiuti (Central Waste). Ecco alcune delle tante fotografie che ho scattato attorno a questa grande “vasca” che porta con se i segni del tempo e del lavoro.

 

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GLOBAL WARM(N)ING: NEW COLLAGE MADE WITH WASTE PAPER OF DECOMPOSED PUBLICITY POSTERS

Global Warming, Global Warning…The world is burning! Collage made on wood with about 600 pieces of waste paper of decomposed publicity posters. Sizes: 110 x 57 cms. Created by Roberto Alborghetti for Lacer/actions project-research.

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IT’S NOT JUST LIFE THAT IS PINK… EVEN THE TORN ADVERTISING POSTERS!

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© Roberto Alborghetti

It is not just life that is pink … To paraphrase the well-known French song (La vie en rose) it could be said that even the worn and torn advertising posters often reveal the pink color, as I gathered in this graphic presentation. 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.  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 120.000 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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Non è solo la vita ad essere di colore rosa…Parafrasando la nota canzone francese (La vie en rose) si potrebbe dire che anche i manifesti pubblicitari consumati e strappati rivelano spesso il colore rosa, come ho raccolto in questa presentazione grafica. 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”…

“THERE IS A CRACK IN EVERYTHING…”: 6.000 VIEWS FOR THIS VIDEO (YOUTUBE CHANNEL)

CRACKS is part of Roberto Alborghetti’s Lacer/actions project-research about decomposed publicity posters, natural crevices and scratches, urban and industrial matters… This clip is dedicated to the wonderful world of cracks magnifications. The images are not paintings or digitally made works, but abstract photos of the reality. And of the cracks around us… The wonderful quote is by Leonard Cohen.

© Roberto Alborghetti

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

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”…

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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funtasyeditrice@gmail.com

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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