Take A Seat is an exhibition of chairs and a collective response to the spaces we cannot be in, a teeny call to arms, an art installation and a love letter to the audiences we are missing and the craft we are committed to by SSA Artist Member Katherina Radeva.
Installation runs 24 September – 3 October and can be viewed from the outside of the theatre. At 2.30pm and 7.30pm, the installation comes to live with light and sound spilling out of the building.
A cobalt blue chair is sitting on a the verge of large reservoir of water. In the background is a hill with green and purples. The water which forms the largest part of the image is very still. The weather in the picture is Scottish – a beautiful dreich day.
This blue chair was part of Katherina Radeva’s design for Fault Lines by Two Destination Language. Fault Lines celebrates difference and foregrounds, the lived experience and stories of six woman from different walks of life, which includes her thirteen old sister with learning difficulties.
The chair has been sat folded in the corner of her studio since March when the Spring tour finished, thankfully just before lockdown. Its subtle optimistic blue has never stopped looking at her. That optimism comes with sadness too, as the months pass and she slowly unproduced the tour, which was going to happen in the Autumn. Kat hopes that the tour will happen someday, somewhere, soon.
As she re-evaluates her place in this freelance landscape, she has been walking lots, doing yoga religiously and she has also been swimming in a reservoir in the hills. The reservoir has become her sanctuary. Her go to place to seek some possibilities of answers.
For #TakeASeat, she invites you to sit at the blue chair! Gaze at the stillness of the water, unlearn learned behaviour, dip your head under the water and imagine a new future! That is the place where she finds herself currently emotionally and physically. Kat and her blue chair.
24 September – 3 October, 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Viewed from the outside of the theatre.
Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh
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