Close-up photo of soggy lumps of sweet potato and onion submerged in washing-up froth.

Close-up photo of white cobweb trailing down a mahogany varnished skirting board.

Cleaner Required! Laid-up on my sofa, I became increasingly frustrated by seeing the housework mount up around me. I felt the need to record it; the feeling that dirt and debris were becoming larger than life and taking over the room. Cleaner required! is my response to the disempowerment I feel when pain and tiredness stop me from doing simple things like tidying up. It resulted in a series of photographs and a commission for a stopframe animation.

This stopframe animation was commissioned by Full Circle Arts who sought digital artwork that could be housed on their website and be accessible to everyone. The soundscape was created by Simon Wood and is composed from sounds collected around the house. I really enjoyed researching and developing the audio-description and the captions were quite a challenge to make work for both hearing and Deaf viewers. I learned a lot through this piece of work and thoroughly enjoyed the process. The animation was also screened at Daisy Fest where I was invited to speak on a panel about making film accessible, and at the Together Festival and Liberty Festival.

Postcard showing a lego policeman riding a motorbike across carpet. His face is turned to wink at the camera. Text emitted from the exhaust as if it were fumes, reads 'Directed by Kristina Veasey'. Cleaner Required! is typed in text across the bottom of the postcard.

You can see the captioned version here or listen to the audio-described version