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Anne Tallentire, b.1949

Setting Out 22020

Probing the politics and spatial logic of architecture, Setting Out 2 (2020) employs neon builders line, nylon string that is designed to mark long straight lines and used in construction to transfer architectural drawings onto the ground. Transporting what is conventionally on a horizontal plane to the vertical plane of the wall, the strings form a line drawing whose composition is determined by the floor plan of Tallentire’s home. Paper markers on the string demarcate lengths that correspond to the circumference of different rooms in the home, such as the kitchen and bedrooms, indexing the spatial logic of the house. 

MediumBuilders string, flathead screws, tape
Credit LineIMMA Collection: Purchase, 2020, 2020
Item NumberIMMA.4173
Image Caption
Anne Tallentire, Setting Out 2, 2020, Builders string, flathead screws, tape, variable, Collection Irish Museum of Modern Art, Purchase, 2020, 2020

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About the Artist

Anne Tallentire b.1949

Anne Tallentire is an artist, born in Northern Ireland who lives and works in London. In 1999 she represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale and in 2010 IMMA staged a major survey exhibition of her work entitled ‘This and other Things 1999 – 2010’.Anne co-organises Hmn a quarterly sound test bed centre with writer and curator Chris Fite Wassilak. Often documenting the actions of both herself and others, Tallentire’s work is concerned with interrogating the apparatus of mapping and naming, and the relationship between the specific and the general, social control and urban occupations. She is a member of Aosdána, Emeritus Professor in Fine Art, at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, where she taught for over two decades and is represented by gallery Hollybush Gardens, London. 
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