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.
ACC alumna 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.
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.