David Khang

Canada
www.davidkhang.com

David Khang’s work is informed by previous educational backgrounds in psychology, theology, and dentistry. In recent works, he uses ‘things’ foreign to the human body—live butterflies, extracted wisdom teeth, raw beef tongue—as prosthetics to “perform” language. Khang received his BFA from Emily Carr Institute (2000), and MFA with Emphasis in Critical Theory from the University of California, Irvine (2004). Khang currently lives and works in Vancouver, where he is a Sessional Faculty at the Emily Carr Institute. He is a 2006-07 recipient of the Franklin Furnace Fund for Performance Art.


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Artist Orange

Just as a performance artist uses their body as their medium, this is a fragrance composed entirely of the orange tree: fruit, leaves, bark, roots, and flowers. Artist Orange performs itself.

Top Notes

neroli, blood orange

Middle Notes

fresh orange juice, petit grain

Base Notes

orange twig, orange seed