Department of Music and UCR ARTS present

¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art  

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 events exploring the possibilities of the interplay of sound and image. A songwriting camp; a presentation of the 1931 silent film ¡Que Viva Mexico! with a new electroacoustic score; and a concert intersecting the combination of music, electronic sound, visuals, and performance.

Event coordinators
Paulo C. Chagas, UCR Department of Music 
Nikolay Maslov, UCR ARTS

May 10-16, 2021
Zoom Presentation
Free and open to the public

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May 10 – May 16
Transnational Audiovisual Songwriting Camp
EOI Records and the Experimental Acoustics Research Studio (EARS) Student Group at UC Riverside team up to host a virtual, transnational, audiovisual songwriting camp where unique audiovisual works will be produced within 72 hours.
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May 14 • 6:00-7:30 pm PST
¡Que Viva Mexico! (1931) Screening
A new electroacoustic soundtrack by Rodrigo Sigal will be premiered for Sergei Eisenstein’s silent film ¡Que Viva Mexico! (1931)
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May 15 • 6:00 -7:30 pm PST
Telematic Immersion
The Brazilian flutist, artist, and scholar Cassia Carrascoza will present an international program with telematic works unfolding a diversity of ways to express artistic creativity through telematics.
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¡Que Viva Mexico! Transnational Film and Audiovisual Art is made possible with support from UCR ARTS, Center for Ideas and Society (CIS), and University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI).

Event Details

  • Jannelle Marin
  • Yaritza Romo
  • Vanessa Vargas
  • Natalie Calderon

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