Shannon Cochrane, Canada

Born in 1972, lives and works in Toronto.

Shannon Cochrane is a Toronto based artist and performer. Her work has been presented across Canada and internationally. She is one of the founding collective members and coordinators for the 7a*11d International Performance Art Festival established in 1997 in Toronto.

Shannon is the Artistic Director of Fado Performance.

"My work enlists the audience into a new relationship through the artist with each other; drawing freely on the idea that people agree on social institutions and give them meaning as well as agreeing on their roles within these constructions. My work seeks to extract a tacit agreement from the audience to become collaborative participants in the production of a work that cannot be made by one person alone; simple actions performed together as a site for social interaction. 

Shannon Cochrane. Infr'Action -Festival International d'Art Performance. Sète 2008.