Performers: Mauricio Carranza, Víctor Hugo García Camacho, Israel González Arreola, Marco Antonio González Nava, Carlos Eduardo Hernández Cedano, Abraham Hurtado Hernández, Uriel López Romero, José Gerardo López Sánchez, Juan José Luna Alvarado, Iván Martínez Montes de Oca, Francisco Martínez Uribe, José Luis Mellado Zamarripa, Adrián Robert Gutiérrez, Moisés Segura Ramírez, Manuel Rogelio Soriano García, Gregorio Vara Hernández, Saúl Mandujano Jurado
Special thanks: Mauro Giaconi, Saúl Mandujano Jurado & Family, Vera Ramírez, Noé Adolfo Riande Juárez & Hush, Germán Rosales, Jesús Quijada, Estudio Tacubaya
THE FILM BUENOS DÍAS MUJERES IS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF TAIWAN.
HD, 23’59", USA, 2019
Director: Val Lee
Photography: Paul Shih
Performers: Vinson Fraley, Tajee Harrison
THE FILM NIS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE ASIAN CULTURAL COUNCIL (ACC).
THE PROJECT BUENOS DÍAS MUJERES / N IS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF THE MINISTRY OF CULTURE OF TAIWAN.
Two strangers, M and A, encounter each other in different sites around Escandón (Mexico City) following action scripts that designate their journey. This is Buenos días mujeres. Two others, V and T, meet in a hotel room in Manhattan (New York) and performed the action scripts for an appointed duration. This is N.
Between auto-cinema and auto-documentary, Buenos días mujeres and N are two films designed beforehand but played out in the absence of the director. Confronted with several scenarios and sets, the main characters in each film interpret the narrative as if on auto-pilot, while the photographers document their actions, freezing the specific time and charting a path for future viewers.
Val Lee is a director and co-founding artist of Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel, an art collective employing constructed, ephemeral situations as a form of live art where the audience enters a poetic constellation of action script, installation, sound, hypnotic rhetoric, composite structure, and mise-en-scène. GMGS is drawn to urban violence, criminal act, political riot, abrupt historical reenactment, and the diversified modes of psychological absorption and participation.