Graduating from the University of Wollongong’s theatre course in 2015, Bonnie Cowan is a concept-centric, process-driven performance artist. Bonnie’s latest performance project, affect me, plays to her intense fascination for human interaction as she creates one-on-one responsive performances for strangers she interacts with. The project had its debut development and showing as part of PACT’s Vacant Room residency in 2017, later performing in Newcastle’s Crack Theatre Festival 2017 and is currently being developed further through Shopfront Arts Co-Op’s Open Shop program.
Since graduating from the University of Wollongong’s theatre course in 2015, Bonnie has created various solo performances and performative installations such as affect me (PACT, Shopfront, and Crack Theatre Festival, 2017) Do Something That Feels Good In Your Body (Scratch Art Space and PACT, 2017) Two Marblous Gals with Tahlee Leeson (Desire Lines 3.0, 2017), unspoken (107 Projects, 2016), 1625 Rings (Annandale Creative Arts Centre, 2016) and unravelling (You Are Here, 2016). Some of her earlier collaborative performance credits include iDNA with the PACT Collective (2016), Fifty-Five See with [exist]ential (Nocturnal Arts and PACT Unwrapped, 2015/16), One, One, Two, Three, with collective (Nothing To See Here, 2015) and Plunge with cohort (University of Wollongong, 2015) During 2015, she had the privilege of working as a facilitator for Marina Abramović: In Residence, Kaldor Public Art Project’s Project 30.