Oscillating between depiction and description, Object of A Life addresses Georges Perec’s question: How are we to speak of common things? Making an inventory of things that come to hand in the course of daily life, playing with ideas of contradiction, categorisation, improbability and speculation, this book offers an articulation of the space produced between language and drawing.
‘In Object of a Life Anne Tallentire extends her enquiry past the objects of everyday life to ruminate on the space in between and around the objects’ relationship to their sites of activity including the domestic, the studio and the street. Like all good artists’ writing, this book calls upon us to think differently…’ Lisa Panting
Anne Tallentire is an artist who has continuously addressed the shifting geographies, demographics and working practices of the displaced. She was born in N. Ireland and has lived and worked in London since 1984. She is Professor in Fine Art at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.