Genealogies of Blood and Breath
Border Crossings, 2005, pp. 89-91
Sky Glabush writes of Lisa Steele and Kim Tomczak's video work THE BLOOD RECORDS, as a classical play with a prologue and three acts which conflates Canadian history with tuberculosis. Set in Saskatchewan, the work shifts between a tuberculosis sanatorium at Fort San, Saskatchewan, and the development of Canada's first socialist government, under T.C.Douglas in Saskatchewan 1944. The work finishes with a zoom on a girl named Marie, a girl based on both Tomczak's and Steele's mother who had spent time in a sanatorium. THE BLOOD RECORDS is now in the permanent collection of the Oakville Galleries.
ITEM 2005.036 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
THE BLOOD RECORDS – Lisa Steele
THE BLOOD RECORDS – Kim Tomczak