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"The work of interdisciplinary artist Hushidar "Hushi" Mortezaie,  in  the performance Fadat Besham, activated the affect of nostalgia which has come to characterize cultural production in Iranian diaspora, and displaced that affect onto queer militant transhistorical subjects, rendering this nostalgia illegible and unhinging it from the romantic and linear temporality and spatiality of the dominant Iranian nostalgia. It is in this unhinged space, this space of illegibility, that Hushi renegotiates relationships to place, space, history, and time, and forges a new kind queer Iranian utopianism."

Bahaar Ehsan for Perspective Magazine, Fall 2019