mar(i)cona

Candela Cienfuegos


The Serranía Baja de Cuenca (Spain) is a land where two species of almonds are grown: larguetas and marconas. When the artist went to shake the almond trees with they family, Cienfuegos understood "mariconas" (faggot, in Spanish) instead of "marconas". From this displacement, the artist strat arising questions about the boundaries queer people have in rural areas. How does dissidence move within the margins of the territory itself? How can we understand the own dissident identity in a space that has always been presented to us as hostile and harmful? These are some of the thoughts emerging from the return to the village after living in the city, where Cienfuegos begins to read themself from a chosen space that can also be safe.

This video is a vindication of the so-called "emptied Spain", which is not empty, where queer people who exist and resist also live. A conjunction between dissidence and rurality. "mar(i)cona" has participated in the programming of the Festival Bajo Teja de San Lorenzo de Tormes (2021). 

Technical datasheet

  • Title: mar(i)cona
  • Direction: Candela Cienfuegos
  • Production: 2021.
  • Duration: 00:13:16
  • Languages: Spanish
  • Original format: HD 1920x1080
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright