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The Space Programme
Residency at Castletown House, Ireland
March 2011


I was one of nine artists selected for The Space Programme - an international residency focused on artistic collaboration, hosted over two weeks by site specific theatre company The Performance Corporation at their base in Castletown House, County Kildare. The project was immersive yet open-ended and encouraged interdisciplinary experiment but with no pressure to come up with an end product. Activities were led by Artistic Director Jo Mangan and dramaturg Hanne Slattne.

Above: Batty Langley Lodge, the 18th century gatehouse I stayed in (with Dutch artist, Monique Besten)
Below: Castletown House
Below: exploration of text with Niamh Shaw and Sonya Kelly as part of the final presentations, linked to formative work on my play Civilization and its Discontents: 11 Movements for Theatre.

Project supported by the Irish Arts Council, Kildare County Council and the Irish Landmark Trust.