John Forget

 “...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). 

Artist Code: 721


Jocelyn Lesbian Seagull

2013, 09:05 minutes, colour, English

Hovercraft Dock

2012, 12:00 minutes, colour, English

The Folded Edges Across The Rim

2012, 05:20 minutes, colour, English

Ontological Silence

2011, 06:30 minutes, colour, English


2011, 02:39 minutes, B&W, silent

Flares For The Melodic Forest

2009, 07:55 minutes, colour, English

side b -- pour Jean Daniel

2008, 17:45 minutes, colour/B&W, English

"Toby + Tut" a videosongmovement

2007, 24:15 minutes, colour/B&W, English

Daily Exorcise

2006, 13:35 minutes, colour/B&W, English

I, Started Down The Corridor

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

Spark Plug Princess

2005, 02:55 minutes, colour/B&W, English

My Favorite Headbanger - In Zero Gravity

2004, 04:10 minutes, B&W, English

Monaco or Bust

2004, 03:15 minutes, colour, English

Won't You Jinx Me?

2004, 02:00 minutes, colour, English


2004, 14:30 minutes, colour & B/W, English

A Scrunchie for Mimi

2003, 04:00 minutes, colour, English