A spectator enters a barren room containing a typewriter on stilts, with the outline of an ornate frame projected across it. When they type their shadow automatically falls into the frame, and they become part of the artwork. Shadows of the letters they type escape from the shadow of the typewriter. For example, if the letter "Z" is typed, a shadow shaped like "Z" floats up and out of the typewriter. This gives the impression that striking the typewriter keys actually releases the letters into the air, but all we can see are their shadows. In this way typing becomes a public affair.
Certain keys have unexpected results, enticing the participant to explore the typewriter. The stilts of the typewriter are filled with nostalgic trinkets: photos, toys and other curiosities. Some of the items that appear on the stilts also appear as shadows attached to letters, for example a small doll on the stilts also accompanies the letter "Z" when typed. The remaining shapes which are attached to the floating letters, are silhouettes of trinkets from the artists' mothers' and grandmothers' homes. Underneath the body of the typewriter is a secret stash of crumpled letters which were created with the typewriter.