The film follows Tracey Emin at home and abroad for one year, in a bid to chart her creative process at work. She tells Alan Yentob about her life to date, from her troubled early years in Margate to a series of breakthroughs in the 1990s as a leading light of the Young British Artists, featuring career-defining work like My Bed and her embroidered tent Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995.
As she turns 55 and enters what she likes to call the ‘last stage’ of her life, is it time for a more mature, reflective Tracey Emin? Following the death of her mother in 2016, she has decided to return to her home town of Margate and convert a derelict printworks there into a new studio where she can live and make art. With contributors including Sir Nicholas Serota, Maria Balshaw and David Dawson, this is the definitive account of one of Britain’s most infamous artists.
Tracey Emin Where Do You Draw the Line? (2018) A film by John O’Rourke On view until Friday 1st May, 4pm
CET Part off the Xavier Hufkens film programme. xavierhufkens.com/films/tracey-emin
Tracey Emin: Where Do You Draw the Line (2018)
1h 20 min, English
Series Editor: Alan Yentob
Executive Producer: Tanya Hudson
Film Editor: Kristy Breetzke
Produced and Directed by John O’Rourke