Kirsten Forkert

© Kirsten Forkert, Walking and Getting Rid of Something, 2003. Photo Miklos Legrady.


Kirsten Forkert is a performance artist, writer, and teacher at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design. A graduate of the Fine Art Masters Program at Simon Fraser University, Forkert has produced a number of performances and installations across Canada, working solo or in collaboration with other artists, including Peter Conlin and John Dummett. Her work, which is often site-specific, explores our relationship to larger social and economic structures, especially as they get played out in urban space. She is also interested in exploring alternative conceptions of community. Audience participation is an important part of her work.







Books & Ephemera

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