Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster lives in Montreal. His production crosses installation, performance, dance, new-media and projects for public space. He studied at York University, Toronto, NSCAD, Halifax, and the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, the Netherlands. Early work consisting predominantly of forgeries and deliberate biographical falsifications was encapsulated in an exhibition entitled Museum Stories at the Power Plant, Toronto. More recent work includes: a production of Samuel Beckett’s That Time (with Michael Fernandes); the winning design in a competition for a new entrance to Place des Arts, Montreal (with architects Atelier Big City); a performance for 75 people entitled En masse, (with choreographer Suzanne Miller); Cinéma, an outdoor multi-media performance for an audience seated indoors at the Société des arts technologiques, Montréal and Moat, a performance and video installation recorded in the moat surrounding Canada House on Trafalgar Square in London merging live performance with video surveillance technology in a work exploring surveillance, and political violence. His critical writing about performance, photography and visual art has appeared in several publications and catalogues, most recently in Artpapers and Fuse magazines. In 2003 Forster established the production company Push [Montréal] as an umbrella for collaborative and cross-disciplinary work. Since 2005 he has taught in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University.