Tentamen, 13 North Great George's Street, Dublin
It had occurred to me in the past when looking at Niall de Buitléar's sculptures, many of which have the look of Buddhist stupas – mandala-like structures used to house relics – or far-off temples from a science fiction movie, that I would like to experience them building-sized. To be able to climb them, walk into them. But I got it the wrong way around. Upon constructing such edifices, I would not fully appreciate their architecture by aerial perspective, the way the artist had intended – viewing the patterns' logics in overview, like giants.
Davey Moore, text to accompany the group exhibition Tentamen.