Terrace Wires is a prominent programme for public art, bringing a series of major installations to St Pancras International’s iconic Barlow Shed roof, where they are suspended in front of the station’s famous clock. It offers 48 million travellers each year the chance to experience the latest contemporary art as they pass through the station.
The Royal Academy of Arts and HS1 Ltd. (owners of St Pancras International) has revealed a major site-specific installation, I Want My Time With You, 2018, by Royal Academician Tracey Emin for Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
Depicting the words, ‘I Want My Time With You’ in Emin’s signature handwriting, the light installation is suspended above the Grand Terrace beneath the DENT London clock, hanging on wires from the station’s Grade 1 listed Barlow shed roof. At 20 meters long, the artwork is the largest text piece ever made by the artist and will remain on display until the end of the year.
Tracey Emin CBE RA said: ‘I want my time with you. I cannot think of anything more romantic than being met by someone I love at a train station and as they put their arms around me, I hear them say ‘I want my time with you’.It is also a statement that reaches out to everybody from Europe arriving in to London’.
St Pancras International is proud to be the home of some specially commissioned pieces of Art.