Sara Maino is an Italian audio-visual artist, poet and performer, film and theatre director.
She’s the author of several international poetry performances and theatrical shows held in all Europe, South Korea, Brazil. She exhibited sound installations and documentary films in Italy (Rome, Florence) and Germany.
Diploma, Liceo Linguistico di Riva del Garda, University of Trento – Faculty of Literature and Philosophy, courses at Libera Università dell’Autobiografia di Anghiari (AR).
Art and theatre education with writers and directors: Francesco Niccolini, Maria Consagra, Laura Curino, Giovanni Piperno, Pietro Marcello, Edoardo Fracchia, Adrian Paci, Pierre Mariétan.
Some of her lyrics and drawings have been published in national and international reviews and collections.She’s coauthor of anthropology and ethnobotanical research books published in Italy.
2021 “Ritorno a Velo”, drawing, 29,7 x 21 cm in: Maintenant 15, Journal of contemporary dada writing&art, Three Room Press, New York
“Donne di montagna. Due poesie” in: Nelle stanze di Alice. Antologia poetica, a cura di Luca Guidodorizzi, Supernova Edizioni Venezia (Italy)
2020 “Foraging Judicaria. Andar per erbe dal Garda alla Rendena” by Maria Pia Macchi, Sara Maino, Fiorenza Tisi – Edizioni Centro Studi Judicaria, Tione (Italy)
“The earliest time that garbage appeared on earth is with the birth of a printing press” by Marina Kazakova, Sara Maino in: Maintenant 14, Journal of contemporary dada writing&art, Three Room Press, New York
2017 “Un temps pour l’écoute” essay on soundscape and education in: “Sonorités”, Lucie éditions, Nîmes (France)
As an author and multimedia expert she worked for Rai Radiotelevisione Italiana in Trento and Milan, for University Luiss Guido Carli in Rome, for several foundations and museums.
She is a freelancer and spends much of her time as an expert in the Italian schools, researching with kids on the relationship between soundscapes, drawing, imagination and collective memory of the community.
Her goal is to develop the awareness of active listening, being also inspired by the research on soundscape of Raymond Murray Schafer, Hildegard Westerkamp and Pauline Oliveros.