The theme of the work is famine, so rice was chosen to do this. White rice, scattered like ashes from a black jug, covering the stone slabs of the paths like snow, creating a feeling of space-time dislocation. Li Xinmo carried bricks on her back, a punishment during the Cultural Revolution.
She carried red and black bricks on her back to two stone tables. Again and again until she then smashed the bricks one by one into pieces by hitting them against each other. Until exhaustion. Li Xinmo finally lay down on the stone table as the clouds grew and a wind began to blow stronger and stronger. A heavy rain set in.