Bonnie Lane

By exploring emotional responses to the world in which we live, my predominantly video-based practice focuses on universal human experience, often from an existential perspective. My video pieces utilise the atmosphere and history of existing architectural spaces to create immersive environments to be ‘stepped into’.

Though somewhat contradictory I utilise new technologies and media to capture sentiment and nostalgia with an aim to create a purely human dialogue from artwork to viewer, viewer to artwork. Through visual techniques such as masking and unusual methods of video projection, I aim to escape the ‘flat rectangle screen’ and explore video as a means of recreating memory and sensorial experience. My works often result in sculptural forms with videos projected onto objects and unusual surfaces in an attempt to make the inanimate come alive. My artworks are often wholly or partly autobiographical, an amalgamation of experiences and memories, dreams and nightmares, fears and fantasies.

Bonnie Lane is a video installation artist. Her work commonly reveals a distorted romanticisation of childhood, fluctuating at times between the sinister and transcendental. Lane’s studies include a Bachelor of Fine Art at Victorian Collage of the Arts and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) at Monash University.

Lane has been the recipient of grants and awards from organisations including the Australia Council for the Arts, National Association for the Visual Arts, and the City of Melbourne. She has participated in artist-in-residence programs in Norway, Portugal, South Korea and the USA. Her video installations have been exhibited nationally and internationally including in solo exhibitions Make Believe, Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne, 2012; Present Memory, Linden Centre for Contemporary Arts, Melbourne, 2012; Sleepless, Art Currents Institute, New York, 2012; and Into the Dark, BUS Projects, Melbourne, 2011. Lane has also exhibited works at the Seoul Museum of Art, Nanji Gallery, Art-Athina, Athens; MoCA, Taipei; Atelier 35, Bucharest, Romania; 91mq Project Space, Berlin; YouYou Gallery, Guangzhou, China; Harvestworks Digital Media Arts Center, New York; Folken Space, Stavanger, Norway; Out in the Sticks Cultural Centre, Ontario; Kudos Gallery, Sydney; as well as the following galleries in Melbourne: Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Michael Koro Galleries, BLINDSIDE, Seventh and The Substation. Bonnie Lane is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery, Melbourne.

February 2015