In fact, this is a complete description of the project: a pile of pebbles. But in its simplicity, it expresses the pain of the loss. The authors are convinced that in 2014 we lost more than geographical borders, which affected everyone, not just those who lived in Crimea. "The role of Crimea is unique. Residents of Donetsk and Luhansk have lost their home, but everybody has lost Crimea", says
Lia Dostlieva, who herself is a former resident of Donetsk.
The context in which they first presented the project is also essential. In 2016, Lia Dostlieva and Andrii Dostliev curated the exhibition "Reconstruction of Memory" at the IZOLYATSIA Foundation in Kyiv. It brought together artists from Crimea, Donetsk and Luhansk regions who personally spoke of their experience of loss.
They then presented the installation in other countries, and during one of the transportation, some pebbles were lost. Of the 28 kilograms, five were left. Only the memories were left from this memory project but these memories are the most valuable to the authors: "By collecting pebbles via personal requests, announcements and publications on social media, we repeated the path of a Crimean tourist, who collects pebbles on the beach, to restore the common space of memories and physical reconstruction of the place, with which these memories are connected".