I traveled to Los Angeles but needed to continue my research during the time of travel. Because of this, I developed a portable gift that I could drop in the same fashion that I did with the cookies. I’d spent a chunk of time creating objects that responded to Bowie’s influence on culture, so I decided to use one of these pieces as the random gift.
I dropped these mixtapes along with my riot grrl inspired granny zine all around Los Angeles. Each tape included a call to action for the person to pass along a gift (a kind act), as well as contact information to follow up.
Nobody followed up, so I do not have data on people’s acts of kindness — or if any were performed. However, I realized through this and the cookie drop that a gift with an obligation is no longer a gift.