Toronto Biennial of Art Podcast

Short Format: Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak

Episode Summary

Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak have worked exclusively in collaboration since 1983, producing videotapes, performances, and photo/text works. Here they walk us through their trilogy… before I wake (2000–12). Produced over a twelve-year period, and mostly shot in the context of their domestic dwelling, the trilogy is a meditation on the body, aging, relationships, and the nature of the artists’ collaboration as partners in life and in art. In this podcast, Steele and Tomczak consider what decay looks like in analog and digital film, as well as what it means to prepare for the end of collaboration in this lifetime. Short Format Series Produced by Aliya Pabani and Angela Shackel.

Episode Notes

In expanding dialogues around the inaugural Toronto Biennial of Art, selected artists discuss their practice and processes in a series of short format podcasts. Interviewed artists and collectives include Adrian Blackwell, Ayumi Goto, Caroline Monnet, Diane Borsato, Isuma, Jeneen Frei Njootli, Life of a Craphead, Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak, Maria Thereza Alves, Syrus Marcus Ware, and Tsēmā Igharas.

Music: LUCA; Daniel Birch & Ben Pegley, Slowly Open Your Eyes, 2017.

Images:  Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak. Courtesy of the artists.