This site-specific sound installation is buried in the ashes of the smelting Trepat Cal in Tárrega (Spain). 844 is the result of the sum of all workers in the agricultural machinery Trepat Factory from 1915 to 2004. Each of these people has participated in the construction of agricultural machines that came out of the Factory. Their names are inscribed in some way in the history of the Factory and agricultural machinery built with his own hands. The sound installation appoints each of these workers, with their names, to give life back to these people who filled the space that remains empty today.
Many thanks to Rosa, Albert, Blanca Rego, Natàlia Lloreta, Jesús Vilamajó, Ràdio Tàrrega, Embarrat Festival, Intersecció, Trepat Museum and all workers.
Dedicated to Albert, who passed away months after making the recordings.
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