Last month, I was a participant on The Performance Corporation SPACE Programme. I joined eight other artists from different disciplines for two weeks of collaborations and experimentation. Set within the house and grounds of Castletown House, it was an opportunity for me to escape, play, pause and focus. I’m indebted to Jo Mangan, artistic director of The Performance Corporation and to Hanne Slattne from Tinderbox for designing a programme that challenged us. And my thanks to the other artists who were so generous with their time, their talent and creativity. I feel like I’m still digesting my experience from my time in Castletown House but already there have been some positive influences seeping into my work.