Ana María Millán
Wanderlust, by Ana María Millán, was created through a collaborative work process that the artist carried out with neighborhood youth over the course of a year. When she first approached the neighborhood context, Ana María Millán identified several locales where young people would meet to play video games. Based on that energy, she brought together neighbors interested in video games, or “gamers,” to meet and propose a project together.
After multiple working sessions, the youth developed several characters and situations that synthesized everyday conflicts that are important to them. Sexuality, belonging to a world controlled by corporations, the constant use of masks to interact, as well as the lack of solidarity in an individualized and competitive society, were some of the themes that fueled the stories developed by the group. Millán compiled these diverse situations to create a story of a trip in which the characters pass through different universes. The work was produced in3 -D animation. It asks its audience to reflect on contemporary societies and the ways of resisting their constant domination strategies.
Curators: Osvaldo Sánchez and Josefa Ortega
Final Project: 3-D animation
Production coordination: Sergio Olivares
Co-participants: Axel Alberto Guerrero Marín, Mayumi Aline Hidalgo Servín, Iván Tonatiuh Ramírez García, Axel Antón García, Brenda Yeliztli Ramírez García and Diana Cristina Rosas Trillo
Storyboard: Edmundo Mata
Technical Script: Gibrán Morgado and Luis Nava
Animation: Atotonilco Studio
Sound production and design: Demián Lara
Voices: René Alvarado, Paola Medina, Iraida Noriega, Adriana Olivera and Sergio Rogalto
Production assistance: Mariano Arribas
Fixed image assistance: Hugo Cuervo
Interlocutors: Eurídice Cabañes, Ricardo García Fuentes “Micro” and Ana Bell Chino.
Included in the script is a selection of quotes from Virginia Woolf, Alejandra Pizarnik, Ahmet Ögüt, Edgar Allan Poe, A selection of 1000 basic Japanese poems, by Robert Filliou – Alias editorial and from the film Zardoz, Boorman (1974); This project was also possible thanks to the support of the Dual Year Mexico-Germany 2016-2017.