Today in Speculations! Fatima Al Qadiri will discuss “Akira” and the apocalypse, then perform a speculative DJ set.
Fatima Al Qadiri is a New York–based Kuwaiti composer and visual artist, and a contributing editor at DIS. At 2 p.m. she will discuss the 1988 Japanese cyberpunk film Akira, visual and musical specters of the apocalypse, Japanese literature and religion, and her experience of the first Gulf War. At 4 p.m. she will present a soundtrack for a future apocalypse in the form of a live DJ set.
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