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Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel collective
Buenos días mujeres
Experimental doc. | 4k | color | 8'20'' | Taiwan / Mexico | 2019
Two strangers, M and A, encounter each other in different sites around Escandón (Mexico City) following action scripts that designate their journey and reflects on the issue of femicide. Between auto-cinema and auto-documentary, Buenos días mujeres is designed beforehand but played out in the absence of the director. Confronted with several scenarios and sets, the main characters in the 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.
Ghost Mountain Ghost Shovel Art Collective (2009-Now) which led by director Val Lee, creates live works that build constructed ephemeral situations where the audience enters a poetic constellation of action script, installation, sound, hypnotic rhetoric, composite structure, mise-enscène, and space. Their works currently focus on urban violence, political turmoil, body memories of the unusual state, abstruse historical reenactment, and the diversified modes of psychological absorption and participation for public audiences. Through the continuous collaborations of friends from visual arts, performing arts, experimental music, and activism, their interdisciplinary yet site-responsive works form some dialogue and resistance in a dream.