I wasn’t present for the carrying out of this piece – that was the point.
During an exhibition in Ethiopia I was at home in Berlin – thinking about Addis Abeba where I had been a week earlier.
In the time that I spent in Ethiopia I collected tiny pebbles; one for every exhibitor. With every stone there was an accompanying handwritten letter describing where the pebble was found and that it had been selected just for them. I requested that they place the stone into their shoe each time they went to the exhibition. I requested that they allow the irritation of the pebble to remind them to remember me. I placed myself into their consciousness.
Some of the pebbles were returned back to me as I had requested. Most people kept their letter.