sparked by the delusion of solidarity for iranian woman through networked pseudoprotest “melody for a harem girl by the sea” looks at the fierce contributions muslim femmes have brought to the sciences throughout the centuries, despite the constant abuse of their veiling or unveiling as political projection screen and battlefield between myriad patriarchies. the video works and lenticulars celebrate muslim femme poets, university founders and ibn arabis queer gender imaginaries, while investigating the colonial backdrop of unveiling fantasies, hyper-sexualization and triple dehumanisation in digitised spaces and contemporary politics.