Articoli marcati con tag ‘Amsterdam’

SIGNS FROM NOWHERE: WELCOME TO CITIES OF GHOSTS…

 

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Some years ago someone told me that my “Lacer/actions” artworks – images of torn poster and urban signs – are a sort of evolutional forms by which some unidentified and indefinite entities try to communicate with us… At first I smiled hearing this comment.

Now – after having “captured” strange and unusual images in thousands – I’m not so worried thinking about the idea that those abstruse and abstract signs taken from cities walls could be some intriguing dimension of perception (or a new form of communication from Nowhere…)

So, let ‘s have a look (without prejudices or mental barriers) to this slideshow… They are realistic images, not manipulated or digitally enhanced. I captured them on the cities walls around the world. And welcome to my Cities of Signs: Cities of Ghosts, Cities of Lacer/actions…

P.S. During this week I’ll be on travel through Holland and Italy. So I take a break in bloggin’, but not in capturing… ghosts traces on the cities walls.

 

© Roberto Alborghetti

   

 

“THE ASTONISHING DIMENSION OF DECOMPOSITION”: ITALIAN REVIEW “ISOLA 21″ REPORTS ON ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI LACER/ACTIONS ART

 The Italian magazine “Isola 21”, in its last issue, has dedicated one full page to Roberto Alborghetti “Lacer/actions” Art. The article is signed by journalist Laura Di Teodoro who reports about Roberto visual research devoted to torn posters and urban signs. During his interview, the Italian artist talks how and when he began to collect the incredible images of ripped ads he finds on the cities walls around the world. Laura Di Teodoro writes: “Roberto Alborghetti Art is essentially based on the observation of all what passes under our eyes… Sometimes we risk not to see the colors that surround us – Alborghetti points out -. If we try to stop for some seconds maybe we have the way to discover that even some paper wastes can give unrivalled chromaticisms… Paper doesn’t dye; the more it is decomposed, the more it is astonishing”.

Laura Di Teodoro writes: “In fact – as Roberto Alborghetti says – we find difficulties to think that behind faded and torn messages there may still be “something” to be seen or discovered. But these lacerated images – from this term comes the “Lacer/actions” brand – continue to be a mirror of the talking city. They are the post-communicating findings of a product, an event, a performing idea… 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.”  

“Isola 21” (“Island 21”, from the name of a territory in Milan area) is a full-color review edited by journalist and author Giuseppe Zois.  

 

ISOLA 21” SCRIVE SULLE “LACER/AZIONI” DI ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI

Il periodico “Isola 21”, nel numero uscito pochi giorni fa, dedica una intera pagina a Roberto Alborghetti ed al suo progetto artistico “Lacer/azioni”. L’articolo è firmato da Laura Di Teodoro. “Isola 21”, 42 pagine, a quattro colori, è diretta dal giornalista e scrittore Giuseppe Zois. Pubblichiamo qui sopra la riproduzione della pagina con l’articolo.

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE “LACER/AZIONI” CHANNEL

 

 

This is the chart about the Top 10 videos that in 2011 gained the highest number of views at my YouTube Lacer/azioni channel. At the top we see the clip inspired by Srini Pillay‘s words about art and the art’s healing power; Srini Pillay is Harvard psychiatrist, columnist (The Huffington Post and Psychology Today), brain imaging researcher, author (his book “Life Unlocked” ispired the videoclip at 4th position too).

At the second position: the clip I created remembering Nine Eleven Fallen in the 10th Anniversary of Twin Towers attack. At the third place: the video about my show at Parallax AF in London.

It’s also a pleasure to see in this 2011 chart the “Linger” clip created with poet, musician and producer Joshua Sellers (West Memphis, Arkansas) and that one made with the Amsterdam based musician and composer JapJap (“The ever expanding light”). All the clips are created with my “Lacer/actions” artworks, images of torn posters. Click and enjoy them!

2011 TOP 10 VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE LACER/AZIONI CHANNEL 

1.LACER/ACTIONS AND LIFE / SRINI PILLAY’S WORDS

http://youtu.be/FKSyUzhBSQQ

2.NINE ELEVEN / NEW YORK

http://youtu.be/_e_xNdQw7u8

3.LACER/ACTIONS at PARALLAX AF LONDON

http://youtu.be/r735Hb2NdnA

4.LIFE UNLOCKED

http://youtu.be/4n4JVnuIp2I

5.A STORY TO TELL: FROM RUBBISH TO SILK

http://youtu.be/M3ZQYB7r2sQ

6.THE EVER EXPANDING LIGHT

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

7.LINGER

http://youtu.be/lOTx5QphUjE

8.THE LACER/ACTIONS SHOWROOM

http://youtu.be/k75rlHNnhHM

9. RADIATIONS (CLEAR-NU-CLEAR)

http://youtu.be/hpTfyQx5-FU

10.LACER/ACTIONS OF LONDON

http://youtu.be/ShJ_j-s06Go

THE EVER EXPANDING…LACER/ACTIONS

In a 30 seconds videoclip, Roberto Alborghetti ‘s images of ripped ads introduce a preview of the forthcoming Jap Jap album “The Ever Expanding Light”.

 

Lacer/Actions” street-artworks by Roberto Alborghetti meet Jap Jap music in a videoclip titled “The Ever Expanding Light”. Made at Animoto, the video shows nine images from the huge collection of Roberto Alborghetti about ripped advertisings. The soundtrack is a preview of the new Jap Jap soon to be released album. His relaxing music – ethereal chillout ambient electronica with the occasional processed guitars and signature style layered vocals – suggested to Roberto Alborghetti the idea to work on some images supporting the music.

The result is a 30 seconds clip out now with the same title of the new album “The Ever Expanding Light”. Jap Jap and Roberto Alborghetti are very happy about this collaboration borned and created trough the web (YouTube, MySpace, Animoto and Facebook) where we may found another clip made at the beginning of 2010 (title: “Sky”, with the soundtrack “Winds of change”). The evocative, suggestive and dream-like sound of Jap Jap goes very well together with the “Lacer/Actions” images that Roberto Alborghetti takes from city walls and ads billboards all around the world. The clip gathers and mixes up different languages, from street art to video art, from music to photography. It’s a good chance to listen to the title track of Jap Jap forthcoming album (it’s due out in october).

Jap Jap (Jasper Boer, http://japjap.net) is a musician and composer based in Amsterdam (The Netherlands). “The Ever Expanding Light” album is the accumulation of several years of hard work in the studio. “It really means a lot to me”, says Jap Jap, who draws inspiration from shoegaze, dreampop, synthpop, postrock and electronica chill out genre artists Ulrich Schnauss and Manual: a blend of ambient electronica and structures, melodies, and rhythms. A connection between the elongated ambience of Boards of Canada and the guitar-sourced drones and sweeps of My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. Echoing chords, playful melodies and lush, warm sounds: Jap Jap is enchanting and epic. So, watch and listen to the “The Ever Expanding Light” clip!

 THE CLIP LINKS:

http://animoto.com/play/7ETK1N2sSVQJmLolqJQecg

http://youtu.be/8g_Vuo1HEzY

http://blip.tv/laceractions-lacerazioni/the-ever-expanding-light-5333891

http://www.myspace.com/video/rid/110283059

https://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=174952709233921