Firoozeh is a speculative fiction that explores technology as talisman, as a tool for collective healing, resistance, and resilience for queers and feminists in Iran, post-Iranian Revolution 1980. This specific technological tool is a portable cassette player that manifests the powers of Persian talisman and revolutionary fervor in order to protect the community for the continued fight against patriarchy, homophobia, and oppression.  It is a networked talisman that transfers protective energies across its users.  In the period before and after the revolution, the cassette player and tapes were an underground method to transmit and circulate political information and banned pop music.

Cargo Collective 2017