Tracey Emin Goes Interactive To Explain Work At Tate Britain

By Kate Honeyford | 12 May 2005
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Let me be your guide... Tracey leads the way. Picture courtesy Tate.

An online interactive tour of Tracey Emin’s work at Tate Britain was launched on May 10 2005.

The guide, developed by a partnership of BT and Tate Britain, allows visitors to look at Emin’s work while listening to her comments on the pieces and take part in a ‘reverse’ interview.

Emin said, “It was great fun to do and it pleases me that people can be interactive. There is nothing difficult about my work and people get to hear it from me.”

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The online tour allows you to explore Tracey Emin's work at Tate Britain. Picture courtesy Tate.

The interactive lets you look at the Tracey Emin room at London’s Tate Britain and roam about as you wish. You can view the works as a whole and there is a zoom function to focus on the details.

The site also invites you to ask Emin some questions in a unique ‘reverse interview.’ Here you can select your answers to a series of questions about the artist’s way of working and to watch a video of Emin giving her responses.

Emin has a reputation for being a little fierce. Nervous viewers need not worry; she is smiling throughout the video.

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Smiling all the way. Picture courtesy Tate.

Tate Britain and BT have plans to develop more sites. Head of commercial sponsorship at BT, Paul Leonard, said: “Working with Tracey on this project has been a real joy. We’re really proud of the BT series and hope to capture further fascinating insights from a range of important artists in the future.”

Have a look at the tour online in a new window. The tour can be accessed with both dial-up and broadband connections.

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