Kristina Chan


The old Leith Theatre


Invited Artist

Kristina Chan will create a print installation of the venue itself to serve as homage to the once abandoned Leith Citadel Theatre: its resurrection from dereliction to once again take centre stage, both metaphorically and literally, to today’s emerging artists.

My practice is predicated upon the investigation of social anthropology, individual and collective histories, through sight specific analysis. I seek out places and sites whose histories haunt and interrupt the present.

I choose sites that silence: The vacant hotel. The landlocked ship. The dead cave. These spaces contradict themselves, and now, stand empty, abandoned, and evacuated. Yet still they stand, offering instead an epoch of accumulated contexts and experiences, far beyond our own.

Kristina Chan wishes to thank The Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation for its financial support.