When I Hold You I Hold Your Heart makes the viewer at once a participant and voyeur. The author and the lover, are in a state of co-dependence where one cannot exist without the other.
Tracey Emin makes work in a wide range of media including painting, drawing, film, photography, sewn appliqué, sculpture and neon text. Her art is primarily expressionistic, a cypher for memories and emotions that can be frank and direct, intimate and universal.
Her neons are the purest expression of the confessional aspect of her practice. Disarmingly honest, these poetic thoughts are at times confrontational, at times playful, but always thought provoking. With a sense of immediacy these raw statements peel back the inessential to uncover her inner most thoughts and feelings.
Tracey Emin produced When I Hold You I Hold Your Heart exclusively for Sedition’s Times Square Midnight Moment in February 2013.