"Que viva Mexico!", is the film Sergei Eisenstein came to shoot in Mexico, and he would tragically be excluded from editing it. The film's hybrid images depict Mexican life as a simultaneity of past and present. Reminiscent of, and yet surpassing the modern 'primitivist' fascination with the 'archaic', Mexico presented for Eisenstein a tableau of dialectic imagery that allowed him to re-conceptualize the role of modern art and revolutionary cinema in traversing the modern dichotomies of subject and object, rational and irrational, inside and outside, individual and collective, and even death and life. Oksana Bulgakowa is Eisenstein's biographer and, together with Anselm Franke, co-curator of Sergei Eisenstein: The Mexican Drawings. The lecture has been recorded on April 3, 2009 in MuHKA_media, Antwerp. http://www.extracity.org
FEMINISM NOW?! started as a festival taking place in Trondheim, Norway, in 2007. The theme of Feminism Now?! is Art and Feminism: Where are we now and where are we going?!
The festival was started by five students at the Art Academy of Trondheim and included an exhibition, lectures with international speakers, performance and, on 8th of March, a party with concerts.