"Seven Steps" is a 1.4-second-long video I made of the sound of hard soles on tile.
Though it shows only blackness, the clip records a moment during the daytime. I probably had the camera in my jacket-pocket. It also records a "moment" in the story of the one year that I lived in Cork City.
Returning home in the afternoon, I was unsure whether or not I would encounter trouble, and I had switched on my camera so that if there were a hostile conversation I'd be able to capture it.
It soon became clear that Dave had made a snippy little decision to quit speaking with me.
One morning a few days later, he set off the smoke alarm in the kitchen and was pretty smug about it.
At that point I had no idea what to expect.
Ultimately, nothing happened.
But there was a time when I worried.