Blade Runner: The future is here

Just a few weeks ago on January 8th 2016 it was replicant Roy Batty’s birthday. The future, according to Blade Runner 1982, is here. One of Blade Runner’s central characters Roy Batty, who is an android activated on 8th January, is illegally on earth. Batty has made his way to the dystopian, rain-soaked Los Angeles…

Pop Islam cinema project at APT8

The post-9/11 rise of Islamophobia and subsequent polarisation of many Muslim filmmakers requires a sophisticated examination of the multiplicity of Muslim voices and viewpoints. This is just what the rich and diverse ‘The Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art’ (APT8) cinema project ‘Pop Islam’ strives to do, writes Anne Démy-Geroe. Spirituality, rather than religion, has been cited by artists…