New sheets (AV)
In these companion works of the same title, the short story New sheets is presented in two different formats: as an audio-visual work, and as a small handmade concertina publication, available in a limited edition of 30.
The narrator’s optimistic mood after changing the bedding is trailed by a series of resolute thuds; setting down a vase, a wheelie bin lid closing, and debris falling from a gaping hole in the ceiling. Their attempt to restore the orderliness of the room is negated as the room and mood deteriorates. Point-of-view is rattled through glimpses and glances, digressions and a heightened self-awareness. Recurring resolute thuds suspend any sense of finality and resolution.