“...Forget creates experimental, documentary-based videos that incorporate camp sensibility and pop music reference as strategic devices to reveal identity and subjectivity. In Forget’s world, we become totally aware of the forms that conspire to process the subject – here, through the presentation and subversion of the tropes of interview and documentary – so much so, that a ‘form,’ ironically, becomes the salvation of what is 'real’. It is the hyper-realization, the over-determination, the contingency and contradiction of postmodernist ‘form’ – that is, camp – that centers our understanding of the subject”.
Jean-Paul Kelly, Trinity Square Video Artist Spotlight Programme 2009.
John Forget has screened nationally and internationally at such venues as, Trinity Square Video Artist Spotlight, Trinity Square Video,Toronto, (2009),The Present Classification, Images Festival, Toronto, (2010), New Toronto Works Sampler, Gallery 101, Ottawa, (2010), Ex-IS Seoul Festival, Korea, (2010), Espace, Videographe, Montreal (2010), 8" Experimental Media Workshop , Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival, Workman Arts, Toronto, (2011), Northern Lights, San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art, San Francisco, (2013), Feminist Art Gallery Selects, FAG,Toronto, (2013), International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands; Survival Strategies (2013) and Chalton Gallery, London, UK,Closer To Home Than You Could've Ever Imagined, (2016).
2013, 09:05 minutes, colour, English
Each Valve Increases The Length Of Tubing Through The Air Column
2012, 02:20 minutes, colour, English
2012, 12:00 minutes, colour, English
The Folded Edges Across The Rim
2012, 05:20 minutes, colour, English
2011, 06:30 minutes, colour, English
2011, 02:39 minutes, B&W, silent
2009, 07:55 minutes, colour, English
2008, 17:45 minutes, colour/B&W, English
"Toby + Tut" a videosongmovement
2007, 24:15 minutes, colour/B&W, English
2006, 13:35 minutes, colour/B&W, English
2006, 06:35 minutes, B&W, English
2005, 10:45 minutes, colour, English
"Thunder Only Happens When It's Raining"
2005, 05:25 minutes, colour/B&W, English
2005, 02:55 minutes, colour/B&W, English
My Favorite Headbanger - In Zero Gravity
2004, 04:10 minutes, B&W, English
2004, 03:15 minutes, colour, English
2004, 02:00 minutes, colour, English
2004, 14:30 minutes, colour & B/W, English
2003, 04:00 minutes, colour, English