Guest Writer: ROBERT RICHARDSON, Photographer, Visual artist
PHOTOS BY ROBERT RICHARDSON
The narrative of “The Ghost Bus” is compelling. An Italian artist encounters an old, decaying bus in the middle of England. He photographs details of its surface and returns to show, in the garage where it is kept, a video artwork made from his singular documentation.
I was one of an intrigued and fascinated audience who enjoyed an array and succession of vibrant images. We could also reflect on the inherent wonders of the mundane, meaning it is not mundane at all.
Afterwards, and behind the screen, was “The Ghost Bus” itself. Along with others, I approached it almost as if it was a holy relic. Roberto Alborghetti’s vision is one of transformation: what was dying had been given a new and spectacular life.
I’ve posted a few “snaps” on my Facebook artist’s page. Here’s the link:
Robert Richardson, Melton Mowbray, Leics.