Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World

Author(s): Javaad Alipoor with Chris Thorpe

In 1992 Iranian popstar and refugee Fereydoun Farrokhzad was found brutally murdered. The case was never solved. This new work by Javaad Alipoor explores violence, digital culture and the post-colonial world.

An investigation into this murder and an investigation into the nature of investigation. In a world of murder mystery podcasts, Wikipedia and an Internet that presents everything in the world as knowable, we need to understand that some worlds never collide.

Fereydoun Farrokhzad was the Middle East’s greatest popstar of the ‘70s, think Tom Jones or Freddy Mercury. By 1981, he was a refugee: working in a German grocers. Six months before being found brutally murdered, he performed to sold-out audiences over two nights at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

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