Stephen Sutcliffe

Paul’s Case



For my instalment of Out of Focus I asked writer and artist Aimee Campbell to re-imagine Willa Cather’s short story Paul’s Case. Originally set in Pittsburgh and New York, Aimee has transposed the location, characters and vernacular to Glasgow and London. I recorded the result as a form of radio play, reversing the narrative and collaging additional sounds, voices and images for it.

I invited the Santa Monica-based artist Don Bachardy, my art contributor, to create a cover for the play, and I would like to thank Gavin Mottram for sitting for the painting. My non-art contributor, writer Ilsa Colsell, was invited to produce a text on the art of the reveal.