STEVE HOLLINGSWORTH: Working as artist has enriched, invigorated and expanded the potential of my practice. My ideas were forced to adapt and change in order to communicate with the radically different subjectivities I encounter in my work. It enabled collaborations to occur where new ideas arose through discussion (with other artists) and constantly working through themes and potentials. More than anything it enforces and empowers open thinking, for me it removed self-imposed borders to my perceived practice and empowered me to engage with new areas of practice, specifically sound and performance, it moved me beyond reliance on object as a representation and focused me on tiny exchanges through time and the importance of performative work unfolding through a mutually equal and respectful space. Its no accident that I now collaborate with fellow Artlink; Artist Jim Colquhoun with whom I have developed a collaborative, performative practice employing many of the ideas we explore through our sensory workshops. Artlink gave me confidence to try new ideas and experiment. I have met many fascinating people through my work with Artlink, who in turn have challenged and expanded my thinking. My PhD came about as a result of my work with Artlink and my research is concerned with addressing the creative potential of disability and its ‘fold’ into performance work.