ENTRANCED

L'avenir (looking forward) 22.10.14 – 04.01.15. La Biennale de Montréal, 2014

Entranced shows two shadowy figures with voice-over and text taken from sessions under hypnosis, where Steele and Tomczak – separately – were guided through an imagined, oddly familiar space, alone. This projection completes the work originally intended by the artists, and gave a long-sought release from a period of ill-health on Steele's part some years earlier, when looking forward could only be frightening and painful. Though the installation is exploratory and intensely thoughtful, the inevitable subtext here considers an empty future, devoid of loved ones and of present joy.

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