Laura Cristin




At Lo Stracquo in Ponza, September 2019

Category : around the world, exhibitions, performance Sep 29th, 2019

"Mare Nostrum che sei nei cieli" it is a pray from Laura Cristin for the many who tried to cross the Mediterranean but did not survive, Ponza, 3 September 2019

“Mare Nostrum che sei nei cieli” it is a pray from Laura Cristin for the many who tried to cross the Mediterranean but did not survive, Ponza, 3 September 2019


There’s a map of Mediterranean, in “Sherena Velella” book made after lo Stracquo 2014, where I drew crosses for the many who found the eternal rest there. This year, having completed a similar journay to Ponza – resulting in the bust of sea and sky of “Sherena Lunata” – I ended with “Flaschenpost from Venedig to Ponza” (video at https://youtu.be/0NLnO_iXPCw ) so I could pray: “Mare Nostrum che sei nei cieli…”

A Wave 4 SFMOMAilart Congress snap+share

Category : around the world, mailart, performance Aug 3rd, 2019

07-3AUGDSC06563persito On August 3rd 2019, the mail art congress snap+share hosted by The Sticker Dude, John Held and others, will take place at San Francisco MOMA from 1:00 to 5:00 pm local time. On the same day, photos were taken first thing in the morning in the star shaped city of Palmanova (Italy) as a wave of good wish from Laura Cristin Sheren. The original portrait of Joel Cohen, made in 2016 as a memory of a jointed performance in Coney Island in 2012, was installed in the central niche of the square, just below a pennon flagging the Italian flag and on a water well that reminds the Ocean. Since the nine hours of time difference (Europe is farther ahead than California in this field!) the action is meant as a preview. Other correspondances will follow in coincidence with the Congress.

City Lit centenary

Category : around the world, performance Jul 10th, 2019

City Lit in London celebrates its centenary this year and I am honoured to have my story – related to Midsummer term 1976-77– hosted in the blog at https://www.citylit.ac.uk/blog/city-lit-stories-laura-cristin?fbclid=IwAR0tnnjBSGaYzb8AWcr3YTB0t8WQKEnLlFI6Gt87dmKla7jHO_775tQwwqU
My story was added around the solstice of June, while I was in Berlin for the performance at the Brandenburger Tor, that was a success for the inter-action with people, history and the site. Here are some photos, full report was made in the fb album A MARE in Berlin for the 30 years from the Fall of the Wall. Shortly I will post a specific project in this website.

A MARE in Berlin, participatory performance of Laura Cristin at Brandenburger Tor, 22 June 2019

A MARE in Berlin, participatory performance of Laura Cristin at Brandenburger Tor, 22 June 2019

A MARE in Berlin

Category : around the world, mailart, performance Jun 15th, 2019

Laura Cristin at the opening of Biennale di Venezia #58, May 11th 2019, upper left : detail of “Muro di Berlino” oil and collage behind glass, cm 62 x 88, 1990.

Laura Cristin at the opening of Biennale di Venezia #58, May 11th 2019, upper left : detail of “Muro di Berlino” oil and collage behind glass, cm 62 x 88, 1990.

Around the Summer Solstice, from 20 to 25 June, I will be in Berlin to continue “E il naufragar m’è dolce in questo infinito amare”. A series of impromptu will be made for the 30 years after the Fall of the Wall. I will flag Waves of memory/a sort of re-created sea along the once border-wall at Brandenburger Tor (Saturday 22nd June from 11:00 till 12:00 am; meeting point outside the main entrance of Hotel Adlon in Pariser Platz, Unter den Linden 77, at 10:45) and around, to involve mail art and London Biennale friends and passers-by.

Sweet Overseas Shipwreck

Category : around the world, mailart, performance May 1st, 2019

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On the 3rd and /or 5th May, Sheren will be in Milan, for a impromptu in Piazza Duomo and/or in a shared garden of Isola, for a wave of good luck at the marriage of Kika and Antonello.
Saturday, May 11th , in Venice, on the occasion of the Biennale # 58 opening, at 1:00 pm Sheren will be with Peter Kuestermann along the Adria-side in front of Giardini, to re-create an a-mare to which to entrust our hopes and fears, and those of the refugees who have eventfully crossed the Mediterranean. From 16:00, the action will move to the 7th sestiere of Mestre, in via Cavallotti 83/B for “Checkpoint”, a parallel event of the Venice Biennale curated by Giancarlo and Giulia Da Lio.
The performances of Laura Cristin Sheren are also part of London Biennale 2019.

Life and love are multi-faceted diamonds where good and evil and a thousand other shades form a single pearl. The world of the Sirens, with its aquatic and earthly contradictions, bears witness to this. Sheren, who from a long time practiced that imaginary, with the arms and baggage of the art/life, in 2019 is particularly inspired, 200 years after its writing, by “e il naufragar m’è dolce in questo mare”, which concludes, with admirable and fluctuating opening, “L’Infinito” by Giacomo Leopardi.
That verse seems all right to be re-lived with engaging waves embracing memories, dreams and fears, personal and collective.
Full text/proposal. The first performance on the theme will be in MILAN, on the 3rd and/or 5th May (piazza Duomo and/or shared garden of Isola) for the marriage of Kika and Antonello, with the unfolding of an auspicious free wave that will flag and wrap without forcing.
The following Saturday, which is May 11th and coincides with the Biennale #58 opening, Sheren will decline Leopardi’s verse in VENICE: at 13:00, along the Adria-side in front of Giardini. Then the action will move to “Checkpoint”, parallel event of 7° sestiere, care of Giancarlo and Giulia Da Lio, in Mestre, via Cavallotti 83/B, from 16:00. Together with Peter Kuestermann and the (mail) artists or passers by wishing to participate, a bridge will be created , with the hopes and fears of those who eventfully have crossed the Mediterranean. It will give the chance to recite a ‘de profundis’ of the value ​of the Western civilization (?) buried in the sea-cemetery together with the castaways who did not make it, but also a small attempt to restore a bit of humanity in consciences.
Peter Kuestermann will bring the messages-in-the-bottles entrusted to him by refugees in Germany who have managed to save (at least physically) their lives and now wishing to leave their thoughts to the big sea of love that has not swallowed them.
In the re-created waves, everyone can immerse themselves, reflect and deliver to the sea, even only a yearning for hope. For those who prefer the ancient art of writing, Sheren will provide ‘blank messages’ to be completed and put into bottles collected around the world, which will be returned in the five continents.
P.S. The performance of Laura Cristin Sheren are also part of London Biennale 2019.

SHEren in A MARE

Category : around the world, exhibitions Mar 8th, 2019

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On Saturday March 9th, 2019, “SHirEn sitting” will take part in the collective exhibition “My Planet” cured by NonSoloBlu in Monfalcone (Gorizia). Opening is at 18:30 in Palazzetto Veneto, via S. Ambrogio, second floor. The exhibition that aims to raise awareness on the theme of sea pollution will last until March 23rd.
“SHirEn sitting participated in ”Carnevale in tela” by Endas c/o the Municipality of Monfalcone from February 21st till March 5th.

A MARE in London (and around)

Category : around the world, exhibitions, mailart, performance Jan 27th, 2019

Clockwise: a long/involving wave for Field Study Gathering at Tate Britain 5JAN2019; installation “memORiA di Sheren” in Pinacoteca of Gaeta; another picture from A MARE in London; card for London Biennale 2019; images from “Myself box” for microbo.net of Milan; further picture of A MARE involving Nat Fonnesu

Clockwise: a long/involving wave for Field Study Gathering at Tate Britain 5JAN2019; installation “memORiA di Sheren” in Pinacoteca of Gaeta; another picture from A MARE in London; card for London Biennale 2019; images from “Myself box” for microbo.net of Milan; further picture of A MARE involving Nat Fonnesu


On January 5th, 2019, in LONDON, I participated in the 25th Field Study Gathering by David Della Fiora, at Tate Britain nearby gARTen. Then, in the following days I took the chance of developing several art/life WAVes, one of which for London Biennale.
At the same time, my installation “memORiA di Sheren” took part in GAETA ‘s XXX edition of Porticato Gaetano.
On Sunday, January 27th, in MILAN, a “Myself box” of mine was exhibited at Wunderkammern effimere in via Giovanola 19/c. The e-book can be seen at https://www.microbo.net/2018/10/laura-cristin/

LaCura for ‘Xmas 2018

Category : around the world, exhibitions, mailart, performance Dec 19th, 2018


Exactly one month before Christmas a group of friends-artists-and-not wishing to share their humanity and their art/life, met in Laura Cristin’s studio in Bagnaria Arsa, not far from the star shaped city of Palmanova. Early in the afternoon “LaCura”was performed, in the homonymous track composed by Dario Della Rossa for “Healing in London” at the Kingsley Hall (9th September 2017 for Loonies Fest).
“LaCura” is dedicated to Franco Basaglia, Letizia Comba, Angela Fumis and Tiziana Baracchi and to the many who passed away/were not physically present but are still in our heART. Their presence was tangible in the gratitude of the ones who have had the privilege to share part of their journay in life with them.
Video by Maurizio Follin.

Mermaid table for #ILMAREAPALMANOVA

Category : around the world, uncategorized Sep 1st, 2018

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Saturday 8 September, in Piazza Grande in Palmanova, I will participate – with the Tavola delle Sirene – in “Il Mare a Palmanova”, dinner in blue for the 40 years of the law 180, co-organized by Consorzio Il Mosaico and the City of Palmanova, in collaboration with creaa, A+AUD and with the patronage of the Healthcare Company 2, Bassa Friulana, Isontina.
It will be an opportunity to dine with friends on the same or other wavelengths, sharing the experiences related to the direct attendance of the years of Basaglia in Gorizia between 1966 and 1972, to relive and cultivate again, with joy and gratitude, the imprinting of freedom that still animates Sheren’s art/life journey.
Fb page:https://www.facebook.com/events/649109105467383/

En/chantment by Sheren at Synesthesia of Mondolfo

Category : around the world, performance Jul 29th, 2018

"Nascita di Venere..1484 è 2018", cm 9,5x25,5 was painted by Laura Cristin in February 2018 on a little board - rescued from the wood-shed - that had served to test the marine colours (in the Nineties) for bigger paintings. The self-portrait on the left is taken from a photo of the performance "Healing in London" at   the Kingsley Hall (September 2017) set in the atmosphere of the birth of Venus painted by Botticelli in 1484.

“Nascita di Venere..1484 è 2018″, cm 9,5×25,5 was painted by Laura Cristin in February 2018 on a little board – rescued from the wood-shed – that had served to test the marine colours (in the Nineties) for bigger paintings. The self-portrait on the left is taken from a photo of the performance “Healing in London” at the Kingsley Hall (September 2017) set in the atmosphere of the birth of Venus painted by Botticelli in 1484.


On Friday, August 3rd, at Synesthesia Festival in Mondolfo (PU), la Notte Bianca will take place from 7 pm till 2 am. Sheren will recreate a living and participatory installation starting with a metaphorical sea as an open space to navigate in the waves of Love. Starting from the sunset, Sheren’s fluctuating and collaborative presence/installation will take shape and life. One can contribute to the en/chantment by shaking, for example, sachets of sugar like sticks-of-rain, wetting the feet, sharing something Sherenesque or in other sensitive ways suggested by free imagination. At times, SherenaDa (in mp3) by Dario Della Rossa will help along with other tracks on the same wavelengths.
Full program at https://www.facebook.com/events/478116239283620/497590010669576/?notif_t=admin_plan_mall_activity&notif_id=1532674390234530