As with Area and Setting out this body of collage plan works considers the socio political dimensions around dwelling. The works were made during recent months at her home when Tallentire had to temporarily abandon working in her studio and when she began to think, in what could be thought of as a subjective space of now, about how the spaces we live in need to accommodate untested conditions. Her approach was to use the local as an index of communal life and in so doing directed her attention to where she lives, neighbouring homes and other closely related architecture. Superimposed upon photocopied floor plans of 70’s housing blocks are lines of colour which intersect blank rectangles, their shapes relating to the dimensions of paragraphs. Obscuring details of the plan drawings, the shapes render them unreadable as functioning diagrams. Some details become invisible but those that remain belong to the resultant hybrid image. While a reading can be made in relation to architecture and abstraction these works propose alternative arrangements of space. The lines and shapes that cut across and emphasise edges of the given architectural geometry (that seeks to define us) suggest how our use and understanding of space is having to be reimagined and repurposed.
Installation Photos © Andy Keate | Simon Mills