Buy Issue Although she is best known of her stitched blankets, neon texts and the notorious My Bed installation, Tracey Emin also creates remarkable video works that lay some of the most uncomfortable aspects of her life bare. Why I Never Became A Dancer utilizes this straight-forward, narrative approach to recall some particularly upsetting events from her adolescence. The six-minute video stitches together footage of goings-on in Margate, the seaside town where she grew up. They were less, less than human.
Emin uses her emotional life as the source and subject matter of her art. This takes the form of narrative or documentation of traumatic events such as the death of a family member or close friend, her rape and her abortions, coupled with the direct expression of such feelings as love, hate, anger, fear and desire. Autobiographical and diaristic texts appear on her monoprints , her quilt-like wall hangings and in small publications such as Explorations of the Soul an edition of ; or they are narrated aloud, as in this video. Her artistic production could be seen as an attempt to find a therapeutic resolution to her damaged past and the continuing difficulties and frustrations of the present. It's what you do with your inheritance. Why I Never Became a Dancer was made in an edition of ten. It invokes the artist's early teenage years spent kicking against the boredom of the seaside town, Margate, where she grew up, and experimenting with sex from an early age until she became disillusioned with men and turned instead to dancing.
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