In 1985, after finding a copy of Who's Who in Central and Eastern Europe 1933, Dreyblatt became obsessed with the text's content and meaning. Dreyblatt has created a mechanical instrument that explores how we locate and sort historical information. The Re-Collection Mechanism's computers randomly pick a word from a list that Dreyblatt has prepared, then search through a database of the Who's Who. Implicitly, it questions the purpose of building archives and collecting information. As a reconstruction of events and facts, memory itself becomes a random and faulty operation.