Margate’s most famous daughter has been selected as the next artist exhibiting for St Pancras International’s Terrace Wires, the station’s public commissioning programme for new artwork by leading international artists.
And it sounds pretty awesome: I Want My Time With You (2018) is a 20-metre-long work to be suspended above the Grand Terrace in front of the DENT London clock, hanging on wires from the station’s Grade 1-listed Barlow shed roof.
It’s the largest-text based work Emin has made to date, fact fans, and was created with the hectic station – and its staggering 50 million annual travellers – in mind.
“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’,” says Emin. “It’s a statement that reaches out to everybody from Europe arriving into London.”