Fatima al Qadiri is an artist who periodically makes our collective jaws drop. After melting into the void with her latest Tri Angle EP WARN-U, we were figuring on waiting at least a few more months before hearing more from her mystic vocal chords. Then, last night she premiered a brand-new music video that made us go ‘Holy shit’ really loud and then the barista got mad and told us to keep down the pottymouth. ‘Vatican Vibes’ is a cut off her brand new upcoming EP Genre-Specific Xperience, and each of the six tracks will be presented in music video format from six different next-level artists, including Kamau Patton, Leilah Weinraub, Sophia Al-Maria, Ryan Trecartin, Rhett LaRue, and in this case Tabor Robak. Ultra-futuristic, ‘Vatican Vibes’ takes a CGI tour through a virtual world made sterile by religion. Enjoy the religious experience below, and if you’re in New York City October 21st, be sure to see a screening of all six videos at the New Museum.
Published October 13, 2011.