My Art in Life: The Eisenstein Project

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 International Affairs Building)

Please join the Harriman Institute and the Department of Slavic Languages at Columbia University for a lecture by Oksana Bulgakowa and Dietmar Hochmuth, curators of the Eisenstein Project, developed for the Google Cultural Institute.

The slogan ‘Me too’ is the basic formulae of my activity in the field of art. This sort of ‘malice’ forced me to learn how to make passable architectural sketches, shoot films, stage theatrical productions, learn to write articles, ceaselessly be inventing some significant thing or other, without fail to ‘discover’ something in the field of artistic method, etc. etc. The objects of my jealousy are completely unexpected.
---Sergei Eisenstein

Oksana Bulgakowa is Professor of Film Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, and is the author and editor of numerous books on Russian and Soviet film, including a biography of Sergei Eisenstein that has been published in German, English, and Russian.

Dietmar Hochmuth is a filmmaker. In the 1990s he founded PotemkinPress, which has published various theoretical works about Sergei Eisenstein. (Website: