Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Letters from Tehran

Our comrade Vahid Valizadeh, writing in Vertigo on Tehran’s visual culture (in this case, a BMW ad on the city’s Hemmat highway):

We think we are spoken to. Today’s god hails me. ‘I’ am invited to feel power, to experience pleasure. Obviously this god knows that his slaves are without power, without pleasure. But what does the duo of power and pleasure contain in its hidden layers?

As featured in the film No One Knows about Persian Cats, rapper Hichkas provides a kind of audiovisual commentary to Vahid’s essay (thanks to Louis Proyect for the heads-up):

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