Laservision puts Tracey Emin’s ‘Heart’ on the HK Peninsula Hotel
Supported by international contemporary art gallery White Cube, Laservision and Tracey Emin joined forces with one of the world’s most celebrated hotels, to unveil a ground-breaking animated installation. The dynamic art installation was created by utilising the latest in Laser projector technologies to illuminate the iconic artwork on the 7,900 square metres (approx) hotel façade.
‘My Heart is with You Always’, visible from across Victoria Harbour, created a focal point along the city’s already dramatic skyline. Laservision, as creators of Hong Kong’s ‘A Symphony of Lights’, the “World’s Largest Permanent Light and Sound Show” are not new to making a big impact on the HK city skyline. 46 participating buildings located on either side of Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour make up ‘A Symphony of Lights’ as they explode nightly into a dazzling display of visual effect firepower. The 14-minute performance aims to highlight the unity of architecture within Hong Kong while educating the audience on Hong Kong’s history and cultural diversity.
The unique works, ‘My Heart is with You Always’, was shown nightly on the facade of The Peninsula’s famous Tower in the run-up to the second Art Basel Hong Kong. Recognised as one of the world’s renowned contemporary artists, and a leading light of the YBAs (Young British Artists), Emin created a moving image based on one of her famous neon artworks, featuring her signature handwritten style.
Tracey Emin uses her life events as inspiration for works that reveal her hopes, fears, failures and successes. The neon artwork, rendered in bright red and pink neon, which the artist transformed into a moving animation is a beautiful example of this artistic style and is suggestive of the opening line of a poem or the sign-off of a love letter.