measurement plan, a temporary installation that unfolded during one week in the Lavery Studio, was the first project curated by Helen Nisbet in her role as CEO & Artistic Director at Cromwell Place.
The project consisted of a tape drawing installation, assembled sculpture and performance.
Tallentire’s tape drawings speak to the mechanisms of ordinary life, they invite us into clearly determined physical spaces to imagine what they might feel like for others. Alongside a consideration of the everyday, the work acknowledges the universal, political structures that dictate how we and other people live and can be constrained.
Perfectly replicating the floor plan of the 1970s housing estate where she lives, assisted by Stefi Orazi, Tallentire responded to the physical space of the Lavery studio, considering her living conditions while introducing wider questions around housing provision and what is deemed acceptable. Considering the flux and precarity of social and political life measurement plan carefully holds and determines what is used and what is taken away.
Collaboration with her technicians, performers and the audience who came and went during the week, was critical to the work’s evolution; and speculative plan wall works presented a more improvised style of mark-making typical of Tallentire’s employment of found objects.
measurement plan culminated in a durational performance assisted by George Bularca and Luca Hughes on Saturday 14 October from 2 – 5pm followed by an in conversation from 6 – 7pm between Anne Tallentire and Mary Cremin, Head of Programming at the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA).