Sergei Eisenstein (1898-1948) didn’t fully realize his film project ¡Que Viva Mexico! but an edited version of his original footage was released in 1979. This remarkable film became emblematic in film scholarship, not only in the context of Eisenstein’s transnational aesthetics, but especially for its embodiment of the significant shift that occurred at that time from the sensory, experimental regime of modern art to the process of massification of the senses in the global mass culture.
¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art brings together three online events exploring the possibilities of the interplay of sound and image. A songwriting camp; a presentation of ¡Que Viva Mexico! with a new electroacoustic score; and a concert intersecting the combination of music, electronic sound, visuals, and performance. This is first in a series of events which will culminate in a conference, concert, and screening in late-Fall 2021. Details forthcoming.
The event is free and presented through Zoom, May 10 through May 16.