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Medieval Femme

by Fatima Al Qadiri

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    Poster design and artwork adaption by Hussein Nassereddine
    Original Artwork by Fatima’s mother, Thuraya Al-Baqsami
    Title: Message I, 1990, Lino cut

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Fatima Al Qadiri returns to Hyperdub, with a suite inspired by the classical poems of Arab women. Medieval Femme invokes a simulated daydream through the metaphor of an Islamic garden, at the border between depression and desire, where the present temporarily dissolves, leaving only past and future.

Since Shaneera, her last release for Hyperdub – a homage to hometown friends and a celebration of regional queer influences –Fatima recorded the soundtrack for French Senegalese director Mati Diop’s Cannes 2019 Grand Prix winning feature Atlantics. The restrained soundtrack to Diop's supernatural storytelling, sympathetically mixes neon drones and the faint outlines of Arabesque melody, intensifying Diop’s journey between worlds, rendering the complex emotions of the film.

Medieval Femme expands on ideas instilled from Atlantics to capture a fully realised, dreamlike setting, shaded with colour and subtle friction. The theme of the album is the state of melancholic longing exemplified in the poetry of Arab women from the medieval period. Fatima seeks to transport the listener to a place of reverie and desolation, to question the line between two seemingly opposite states and rejoice in celestial sorrow.

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released May 14, 2021

Artwork by Fatima’s mother, Thuraya Al-Baqsami
Title: Message I
1990
Lino cut, watercolor
Sleeve design and artwork adaption by Hussein Nassereddine

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