Soy el cuerpo extraño que mira

30 th may at 21:00 h — M|A|C Prison

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Soy el cuerpo extraño que mira is an audiovisual performance with editing and live music, one of the formats in which the broader project of Marta Azparren‘s Factory Diary project as part of the exhibition The Transparent Factory. An audiovisual project that reflects on the trace of industrial labour in artistic activity, based on the crossing of the gaze of Roberto Rossellini in “Europa’ 51”, with the thought of Simone Weil and her description of Fordist labour in her “Diario de fábrica”. Includes contributions linked to the Can Marfà Factory and the former Mataró Prison, documented especially for the occasion.

The overall Factory Diary project is presented as a collection of records, interviews, archival material, testimonies, gestures, videos, drawings, sounds, actions and reflections on the repeated gesture of the factory, which is thought of as a living audiovisual repository that can be reactivated and reworked in installations, live assembly sessions or performances.

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Exhibition The transparent factory

From 30/05 to 23/06 2024 – M|A|C Prison

This exhibition displays a series of landscapes that question the relationship between video games and work, as well as the value of time and imagination. Although we are used to thinking of video games as a leisure activity or a moment of escape, they are increasingly becoming more and more like a complement to the working day insofar as we create content or generate data that other companies will transform into commercial profiles, behavioural patterns or training for artificial intelligence tools.

At the same time, work is progressively adopting components of games reconverted into control tools. Short games, simple rules, repetitive routines and a meticulously calibrated balance between gratification and frustration are the ingredients of a new digital ergonomics that is conquering screens and blurring the boundaries between leisure time and work time, between unproductivity and hyperproductivity. In the transparent factory, it becomes increasingly difficult to distinguish when we are inside and when we are outside.

With Marta AzparrenRaquel Friera and Roc Parés, curated by Marc Villanueva Mir.