Alison’s research project at PCI has the working title ‘Know your Place’. This is an investigation of performance that asserts site specificity, and into how we come to know both the ‘place’ itself, and ours within it. She is particularly interested in the potential of site specific performance as a transformative exchange between artists and audience. She aims to explore how the developing fields of practice and critical reflection relate to both of these, and also to formal developments in performance and to cultural policy. Through practice, she is exploring site specific performance as an exchange of hospitality.