8 participants are positioned at the 8 points of an equilateral octagon, alphabetically ordered from A to H. In the center of the octagon is a drummer. Surrounding the drummer are 4 stacks, one at each corner of an invisible inner square. Each stack contains 7 pieces of cut fabric, folded inwardly so that the reverse side of the fabric is exposed. Each piece of fabric is 1m50cm in length yet the widths vary according to the length of the bolt from which each cloth was cut. Each one of the 4 stacks serves 2 of the 8 participants, who are always operating in pairs.
The drumming begins, and the activity is initiated by 4 participants — always in alternate order — (letters A, C, E, G) who simultaneously approach the center of the octagon and take from their respective stacks the first piece of fabric. The 4 return to the perimeter of the octagon carrying the fabric where they are met by their corresponding partner positioned to their immediate right (A‑B / C‑D / E‑F / G‑H). The pairs meet midway between their 2 original points and each of the adjoining partners takes hold of the opposite end of the piece of fabric. Together each of the 4 pairs unfolds their piece of fabric, facing each other but stepping backwards away from each other to open it up to its full length, exposing it to each other and to the surrounding public.
Once the fabric has been exposed and viewed the pair folds it together, approaching each other again in the center of their shared space, this time releasing the cloth into the hands of the alternate partner (B, D, F, H) as they return to their original positions. Those holding the cloth now (B, D, F, H) pivot to face their partner on the right (B‑C/ D‑E/ F‑G /H‑A) and repeat the same action of unfolding and then refolding the cloth. This time, however, they fold the cloth so that the reverse side is folded inward and the outside is exposed. And this time the cloth is returned into the hands of the same partner who brought it (B, D, F, H) who return to their positions and then deposit the cloth at an exterior station situated at each of the corners of a square encompassing the contours of the octagon. 4 new piles of fabric that have been unfolded and refolded are formed at each corner.
The action repeats itself 7 times. Each time a new piece of fabric is plucked from the inner stacks, viewed twice and released to the outside corner stacks. When all 28 pieces of fabric have been cycled through the system, the inner stacks depleted and the outer stacks containing each 7 folded pieces of fabric, the work is exhausted and the drumming stops.
The stacks of fabric are presented to the public as an offering. All pieces of fabric are free and available to anyone.