Natalie Doonan is a new media and performance artist, writer and educator. She works at the intersection of performance and (new) media. Her research focuses on food and the senses, technology, and on the vitality of places. In the last ten years, Natalie has presented more than twenty-five free artist-led tours and tastings in and around Montreal as part of her participatory performance platform: le/the Sensorium.
Walking and eating are foundational methods in Natalie’s practice, and recently, she has been exploring the integration of Virtual Reality (VR) in live events that aim to deepen connections with place through the senses.
Natalie’s work has been shown in exhibitions and festivals across Canada and internationally, such as: the Cultural Olympiad for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the LIVE Performance Art Biennale, the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival, Montréal's Elektra Festival and BIAN, Nuit Blanche and Art Souterrain, and the Tunisian Pavilion of the Venice Biennale, 2017. Her writing has appeared in professional and peer reviewed art and food culture publications such as: Performance Research, Gastronomica, Canadian Theatre Review, Theatre Research in Canada, Public Art Dialogue, Canadian Food Studies and the Senses & Society. She serves as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at l’Université de Montréal. www.lesensorium.com