Kirschner works across a number of disciplines – film, painting, drawing and music. Her films weave together documentary and historical texts, literary themes and popular genres like sci-fi and adventure. A recurring theme is the conflict between law and outlaws – Kirschner’s works are populated by pirates, rebel slaves, bandits, criminals and stowaways in confrontation with the enclosures of property, language, race and nation. Placing her characters within carefully constructed settings juxtaposing historical references and contemporary motifs, Kirschner considers the problems and possibilities of social and political transformation.
In her parallel practice of painting and drawing, Kirschner departs from similar historical materials and themes. Her current paintings and drawings re-work scenes from the colonial West Indies and the American frontier to create fantastical, ambiguous visions of Wild West mythology.
As a singer and lyricist she has also released music as part of the band collective “Antifamily” and the electronic duo “Asja Auf Capri”, and collaborates on cover art and videos for live performances.