Multimedia (Video, Installation, and Community Collaboratory)
2017 - Ongoing

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 for liberation.  It is a networked talisman that transfers protective energies across its collective users, activists who pass it clandestinely in the dark corners of Tehran.  Firoozeh is an intervention into the past, a hyperbole of how marginalized communities historically utilized technologies--from rituals and secret codes to media tools--for organizin grassroots movements and for resisting oppressive forces.

Cargo Collective 2017