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For this piece, machinery from Pasamanería Tosi (a textile industry located in the city of Cuenca, Ecuador) was used, to enable it to stitch the phrase Hecho a Mano (Hand made) with one of the oldest working mechanical looms in the factory. For this purpose a "chain of cards" were punched with this text and then mounted on that loom producing 100 meters of tags. This gesture seeks prompting a reflection about the handcraft and mechanical processes of the textile making. Labor is regarded as an act that must be rescued at any price. The sound machine is a mechanism to translate into sound the instructions of the punched cards. The sound in this case works as a symbolic interface of mechanization and work.