Hidden Door

Valerie Reid

Visual Art

The Japanese art of Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but something to display. Valerie’s installation, unveiled in 2018, exists in the Leith Theatre to this day. A homage to this Japanese technique, cracks in the walls of the Theatre are filled with gold piping;  as if the living veins or seams of the building. Valerie’s tender embrace of structural imperfections reminds us of the beauty of decay, instilling life into a building steeped in the markings of bygone existences.