Dorrine Nasri: standing against consumerism

It's impressive how a single story can inspire such diversity through different mediums! Visual artists from around the world are taking part in WHISTLE project, in an attempt to present a multi-sensory experience never attempted before in the Greek visual art scene. And that's because we do not think of visual art as an experience that when viewed fades away, but as an excuse, a triggering event, a reason to produce an artistic conversation and a literal dialogue with everyone interested. This is the way we feel visual art should work.

In this short article we meet visual artist, Dorrine Nasri, from Tunisia.

Why did you decide to participate in Whistle Project?
I was fascinated and intrigued by the new approach of bringing together different types of visual art from different countries.

What intrigued you?
I was blown away by the story itself at the start, as well as the folklore tales and then I asked myself why they chose to talk about this story and not other ones, is it related to childhood? Was it just a challenge to talk about a not so usual subject?

What was your workflow?
It took me a long time to decide whether or to paint any of the story's characters, I finally decided to work towards the central character.

What was your artistic style, any influences?
I lean towards abstract and figurative painting, my influences are mostly modern-like. 

Do you believe in superstitions?
I don’t really believe in superstitions as I am more inclined to the physical word and I think that superstitions and such are a pure work of fiction.

What do you want people to see in your works?
I want people to see the reflection of Whistle Project , the feelings that this story communicates to people , or at least one of those effects.

Can you make a comment on the idea of collective storytelling?
The idea itself impresses me hugely, it’s a nice immersing feeling to be part of this project amongst people from around the world.

Why should people support this project?
This project is revolutionary in a way. It stands against the modern ways of the world where everyone is bound to be a consumer. I really feel that what Whistle project represents, is the true meaning of an open global art community.

Why go to the exhibition?
People will see how the artists create different pieces of art, passing along different visions and interpretations of the same core story.

What is art for you?
Art is a whole way of living, "une elevation de l'ame", a way to attain a higher state of consciousness 

Why did you become an artist?
Pure and simple, born and raised with art and had it surrounding me during my entire existence.

All the works created for WHISTLE project by Eleni, will be available to the public during the transmedia exhibition.

Dorrine Nasri has been interspersed in art since her early childhood. She started painting at the age of 11. She had her first exhibition 4 years later with Ado+ Association. Her most recent exhibition was held last year in Paris where one of her paintings has been chosen to be exposed in an art gallery in Shanghai.

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