Emily Tracy works collaboratively with animator Elizabeth Hobbs to produce participatory projects spectacle using animation and event. Tracy & Hobbs have worked collaboratively on site-specific animated installations and community projects since 2009. Public engagement is at the core of their joint and individual practice. The artists’ main point of collaboration has been to explore ways that site specific animation and moving image can be used within a participatory project to create spectacle, and draw an audience towards the stories or nature of a specific site. They have both worked on a considerable number of participatory projects in UK. This has given them a huge amount of practical and logistical experience running large-scale participatory projects experience of managing budgets up to £30,000.
Their current interest lies in artists books, archives of any kind and jumping bugs.