"[Lisa] Steele's work consistently negotiates the encounter between human body and machine, in such a way that 'the machine' encompasses the larger scope of social institutions. 'Video' is thus not only the artist's tool and medium but also an allegory for social practices of observation, investigation, censorship, and control."
-- Catherine Russell
Russell, Catherine. "The Lisa Steele Tapes: Investigation and Vision." In North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980, edited by William Beard and Jerry White. Edmonton: University of Alberta Press, 2002. (p. 430)