Revealing a personal history through the evidence of body marks, and at the same time undermining the commodified image of spotless female beauty, this work presents the relation in which the inner self relates to the outer world through skin and touch. As an audience, how do we feel the personal pain inflicted on her body? Is it by hearing what she says about it or by looking at the scars themselves?
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Lisa Steele― Artist
Lisa Steele (born 1947 in Kansas City, Missouri) is a Canadian artist, a pioneer in video art, educator, curator and co-founder of Vtape in Toronto. Born in the United States, Steele moved to Canada in 1968 and is now a Canadian citizen. She has collaborated exclusively with her partner Kim Tomczak since the early 1980s.