Melanie Jame Wolf
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  • Germany

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Performance Discipline
Performance & Video Art
Savage Amusement is the name expanding across the work of interdisciplinary artist, Melanie Jame Wolf. ​
Sometimes solo, sometimes with friends.

This practice operates with greater and greater fluidity at points where the live performing body and the screen
intersect and interplay; shaping through the ways in which these modes limit and extend one another in turn.
It combines text, video, choreography, and performance.

In her work, Melanie Jame is primarily interested in questions of persona and staging;
focussing on the ways in which love, gender, and ghosts of many kinds – cultural, literal, and personal –
come to be performed through various economies of immaterial capital - affect, identification, image production.

The lineage of music video, and the play, fabulation and proliferation of queer personae
are current strong formal influences on what she makes and does, and how she lives.

...all for your Savage Amusement.
Melanie Jame is an Australian-born artist who lives & works between Melbourne & Berlin.​

Her work has been presented in numerous theater, gallery and film festival contexts including: Sophiensaele, Berlin; Münchner Kammerspiele; nGbK, Berlin; Arts House, Melbourne; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; VAEFF, NYC; & HAU - Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin.

Savage Amusement is the name which expands across the work of interdisciplinary artist, Melanie Jame Wolf. ​
Sometimes solo, sometimes with friends.

This work is mostly performance based, usually site-specific, often invites participation & increasingly investigates video as a performance object and the screen as a performance space.​
It is also a curatorial and critical practice.​

​As Savage Amusement, Wolf is currently investigating themes of love, distance, language, memory, gender, the animal and the screen in her work.

Melanie Jame is an Australian-born artist who lives & works between Melbourne & Berlin.​
She has trained, and continues to train, extensively in performance & practice led research in both Australia & the EU and has lectured in site-specific performance making at Monash University, Melbourne.​
Melanie Jame is also a member of ​Triage.

Since 2008 with Triage since she has co-created and presented numerous works including: An Appointment with J Dark (Arts House, Melbourne, 2012 - Nominated for a 2012 Green Room Award in the category of Outstanding Production: Creative Audience Agency), Strange Passions (Exchange Radical Moments! Festival of Live Art, Berlin, 2011), An Appointment with J Dark (Underbelly Arts Lab & Festival, Sydney, 2011) and It's All About You (West Space @ West Wing, Melbourne, 2010).​

Melanie Jame Wolf's Blog

a conversation about one to one performance between melanie jame walsh and julie vulcan

Posted on August 30, 2011 at 9:00pm 1 Comment

A Dialogue with Julie Vulcan and Melanie Jame Walsh


Julie Vulcan (Syd) and Melanie Jame Walsh (triage live art collective -Melb) met during the recent 3 week Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival on Cockatoo Island, Sydney ( Both were engaged in developing and presenting new work that played to a limited audience and offered a close personal experience.  They soon realised…


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At 7:04pm on July 25, 2017, Penny Arcade said…

Thank you for reaching out!


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At 1:49pm on October 4, 2011, Ayse Draz said…

I do not know whom they contacted but the following performance which might be of interest to you as much as I undertstand from your work is going take place in istanbul; unfortunatelly later than you leave but have a look at it in any case; I am also quite busy these days ubt the next time you are in town perhaps I can help with more info face-to-face! REMOTE CITIZEN IN ISTANBUL – OCTOBER THE 15TH, 2011
Instant Urban Remote Performance

To everybody who is interested in being part of a lively street-art-project and performance.

Up to 55 participants are directed and synchronized via wireless intercom (in English language), moving from one place to the other in Istanbul . The guides and directors of the performance are Christian Kuntner, Astride Schlaefli and Martin Schick from Switzerland.

Their goal is to perceive the motion flow in public places, directly analyze it and use it in its spontaneous evaluation via performance elements. Through direct control of the actions, we influence the flow of normality, deflect it, bring it to a standstill, or speed it up. Our intervention is subtle; it gives the place a slight temporary stir that can be mysterious, eerie, or funny.

REMOTE CITIZEN uses controlled intervention in crowded places to intensify, break, or reduce to absurdity any predominant dynamics. In this way, reality and staging seamlessly blend into each other.

All information, related to this project as well as short documentation of the shows are presented on our website:

In 2010, this performance successfully took place in 11 towns in. Following the successful performances in 11 towns of both Switzerland and Germany in 2010, the show is invited to perform in Istanbul, Yerevan, Minsk and Marseille in the autumn of 2011.



At 1:38pm on October 4, 2011, Ayse Draz said…

hey melanie!:) there is an ongoing festival in istanbul - mainly dance but it also includes other forms of performance- - 

the rest is more or less quite conventional theater unfortunatelly:( there is a hype about "in yer face" theatre in istanbul at the moment but i find it very passe to be honest. check out the idans festival!have a nice stay....


At 10:01am on August 31, 2011, Caden Manson (Network Curator) said…

Hi Melanie,

Thanks for posting a blog. I just edited it so that is has an excerpt from the interview and then a link that says read more. This kind of blog will drive more traffic to your offsite content. Usually when one only posts a link, there aren't many hits to your site. I hope this helps. I also featured it on here and facebook (coming up today)


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