Melanie Jame Wolf is an Australian artist living & working between Melbourne & Berlin. She works solo & with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about flows of immaterial capital: social, cultural, & affective. She examines these economies through works for theater, gallery, & screen spaces. Concerning herself with the poetics and problems of ghosts, class, pop, sensuality, gender, narratology, & the body as a political riddle, her current focus is an ongoing series of works that explore performance as labour in popular entertainment & everyday contexts.
Coming from a 10 year background in contemporary performance, Melanie Jame now works mainly with text, sound, video,
choreography, & installation. Her work has been presented at:
HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art; nGbK, Berlin; The National 2019: New Australian Art biennial, Sydney; Festival of Live Art, Melbourne; VAEFF Film Festival, NYC; Arts Santa Monica, Barcelona; Schwules Museum, Berlin; Sophiensaele, Berlin; Münchener Kammerspiele; Arts House, Melbourne; & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane.
She has been supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Fonds Darstellende Kunst, & Creative Europe. Residencies have included Cite international des arts, Obsidian Coast, & Arts House. She is a 3 time Green Room Award nominee & a Churchie Emerging Artist finalist.
In 2020 Melanie Jame will present a new site specific sound & video installation titled UNDERCUT at the Abbotsford Convent Magdalen Laundries.