New Voices of Ireland 4: Nasrin Golden & Iordanis Sidiropoulos
This work titled “Tree of Life” is inspired by Iordanis piano piece titled “As the Leaves Fall”. This song is very meaningful, deeply emotional, and uses nature as a metaphor.
When I first listened to ‘As the leaves fall’ I was deeply moved. My first instinct was to illustrate the falling leaves as I felt it reflected the poignancy of the music. I continued to allow the music to direct my imagination which later would lead to this short animation. My intention was to create feelings of hope and happiness.
Iodanis composed a brand new piece of music based on one of Nasrin´s paintings called Shahmaran which is the name of an ancient Persian Goddess.
Writing is a solitary activity, and we can only connect with an audience when we read. Unfortunate-ly, due to Covid-19 this direct experience with a community is taken from us at present. The online interview offers an opportunity to connect with each other and with our audience if albeit in an asynchronous manner.
The voices of migrants, the main agents of cultural diversity and collaboration, are rarely heard and in these challenging times there is a danger that they will be completely marginalised. Hence, the focus of this year’s New Voices Series – Against the Odds 2: Open Studios is on visibility and dialogue.
The aim of the New Voices of Ireland Series is to present migrant artists to the wider online community, to let them tell about their artistic practices, their new and previous works, their plans and about themselves, their lives in Ireland and their artistic and personal roots.
Through the series we want to provide a platform for both physical and conceptual communication between migrant and local artists, their communities and their artworks.