Laura Cristin




‘Xmas Carol 2016 by L’aura ©ristin Sheren

Category : around the world, mailart, performance Dec 24th, 2016

Main image on the left: Christmas Tree 2016 TOPs: pop-up card “Pirouettes” – Santa Claus pendant for “La Festa dei Cugini” 1992 – 'Xmas tree top –  Supermoon in Gabria (Gorizia) 13NOV2016 –  starfish in “Re-vault” bust 2014-'16 –  photo of my grandma from her diary “Memorie di Fumis Angela 1914-1916” –  detail of “oisEAU” 1998 – selfie at City Lit in London 2016. heARTs: TRIPtych for the Mothers of Capua 2016 – crib in Naples (San Giovanni Armeno) similar nativity scene (figurines) was sent to Dario1 –  “Wunderhouse” oil on glass 1987 – “Pirouettes NEW” ball with Brunori Sas figurines – the garden of peace at Kingsley Hall in London. BASE Foliage: detail of “Re-vault” in Gaeta (Latina) –  Pulcinella tambourine in Naples –  Rainbow Dash at aardverx in London –  “OB-LA-DI', OB-LA-DA” disc revisited 1968-2016 –  at London Biennale opening in Rome with Raffaella Losapio and David Medalla – Kingsley Hall window. TRUNKs: performance “hell-HEAL-hill” in Rome –  Siren/dolphin fountain at Napoli Centrale –  Reynolds and I in Rome after having painted on her heart – Olivetti writing 'Xmas Carols 2016 – Afrodite “Pudica” at Archeological Museum in Naples –  door-window at Kingsley Hall – baby hazel tree in “the field” of Bagnaria Arsa (Udine) similar photo was selected for the calender of the municipality (April).

Main image on the left: Christmas Tree 2016
TOPs: pop-up card “Pirouettes” – Santa Claus pendant for “La Festa dei Cugini” 1992 – ‘Xmas tree top – Supermoon in Gabria (Gorizia) 13NOV2016 – starfish in “Re-vault” bust 2014-’16 – photo of my grandma from her diary “Memorie di Fumis Angela 1914-1916” – detail of “oisEAU” 1998 – selfie at City Lit in London 2016.
heARTs: TRIPtych for the Mothers of Capua 2016 – crib in Naples (San Giovanni Armeno) similar nativity scene (figurines) was sent to Dario1 – “Wunderhouse” oil on glass 1987 – “Pirouettes NEW” ball with Brunori Sas figurines – the garden of peace at Kingsley Hall in London.
BASE Foliage: detail of “Re-vault” in Gaeta (Latina) – Pulcinella tambourine in Naples – Rainbow Dash at aardverx in London – “OB-LA-DI’, OB-LA-DA” disc revisited 1968-2016 – at London Biennale opening in Rome with Raffaella Losapio and David Medalla – Kingsley Hall window.
TRUNKs: performance “hell-HEAL-hill” in Rome – Siren/dolphin fountain at Napoli Centrale – Reynolds and I in Rome after having painted on her heart – Olivetti writing ‘Xmas Carols 2016 – Afrodite “Pudica” at Archeological Museum in Naples – door-window at Kingsley Hall – baby hazel tree in “the field” of Bagnaria Arsa (Udine) similar photo was selected for the calender of the municipality (April).


This year, approaching Christmas, I gave myself many stories that poured out from the memories of people, things and situations met in the months gone by. Soon the recollections linked with the past and developed in dreams for the future. A not-so-tangible ‘Xmas tree took shape in my heART. Next step was to try to make all this visible for the most, before letting it go. The story began with buying an Advent Calendar that resembled the “Wunderhouse” painted in 1987. Saint Nicholas helped me to get four tickets at the front row for a concert in Udine on 2017/02/24. At Saint Lucy Day, I found a pop-up card with the musical instruments in a stationery shop. Revisiting it with figurines so to create new balls, was my favourite past time. Then I sent it out so somebody else could play with it and invent brand new stories. Choosing the decorations for the annual Christmas tree was an apotheosis of memories, not to mention the supermoon of December that crowned it all! This © hristmas Carol is not for sale, but perhaps everybody can create his/her own moment of happyness, being inspired by the selection of trunks, basic foliage, hearts or tops of my tree.