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2016 - Ongoing

Multimedia (Video, Installation, and Community Collaboratory)

Video still featured as cover artwork for Catalyst: Vol 6. No. 2 (2020): Special Section on Computing in/from the South
edited by Sareeta Amrute & Luis Felipe R. Murillo, November 2020

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Firoozeh is a magical realist fiction that speculates technology as talisman passed amongst feminists in the aftermath of the 1979 Iranian Revolution.  Betrayed by the Revolution, a discreet trust network of activists utilize a portable cassette player -- equipped with the mystical energy of turquoise stone -- to find collective protection, resistance, and healing for the continued fight for liberation. 

In the periods before and after the Iranian Revolution, the portable cassette player and corresponding tapes were an underground method to transmit and circulate radical ideas and cultural materials, circumventing state-sanctioned censorship and surveillance.
© Erica Kermani 2023