Diario de fábrica: Toñi

Marta Azparren Lucas

Diario de fábrica [Factory Diary] is an audiovisual project that investigates the trace of industrial labor and the repeated gesture in artistic activity, connecting the story of the Fordist assembly line in peripheral bodies and industrial spaces, with the way in which the cultural industry has subsequently occupied those factory spaces and artists have assumed the precarious condition and some of its loops. 

Simone Weil believed that there were at least three conditions that made thinking in a factory impossible: noise, speed and repetition. Three conditions that sound familiar to the new producers of the factories of creation, prolonging old dependencies, exploitations of desire and submissions, not so alien (at least in cadence) to those known to the thinker. 

Diario de fábrica is a living repository of testimonies, records, documents, audiovisual fragments that are configured in the form of video performances. Diario de fábrica: Toñi, is the record of the gesture of Antonia Márquez García (San Fernando, Cádiz, 1953), repeated during years of work in the automotive industry, the same sector to which Simone Weil dedicated a year of her life and her work Diario de fábrica, the exhaustive and meticulous testimony of the Fordist working condition.


Technical datasheet

  • Title: Diario de fábrica: Toñi
  • Direction: Marta Azparren Lucas
  • Production: 2021.
  • Team:

    Sound intervention: Pablo Martín Jones

  • Duration: 00:04:50
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Original format: HD 1920x1080