Melanie Jame Wolf
Melanie Jame Wolf performed ” This Time You’re Winning” at Hitparaden 1
This Time You’re Winning invites you to take the opportunity to say the words you always wanted to say, but didn’t. You may have been carrying these words from an old argument, or a recent embarrassment. Perhaps they are for a lover, new or remembered. Or perhaps they are for a nemesis or a friend. Perhaps it happened yesterday. Or perhaps these words have been traveling restlessly beside you for many years or sleepless nights.
This Time You’re Winning offers you the chance to finally say those words and have them heard. Within your This Time You’re Winning consultation you have the opportunity to recall these words, to revise them, to revisit their space or somewhere similar and record them. From there your once silent words will find their way into history after all as this video archive slowly makes its way around the world.
This Time You’re Winning was first developed with the kind support of Kiasma Contemporary Art Museum, Helsinki. The work will travel to Brooklyn International Performance Art Festival, NYC in July & Staycation Museum, Berlin in September.
Melanie Jame Wolf is the creative director of Savage Amusement and a member of Triage Live Art Collective. She makes work which is mostly performance based, often site-specific, usually involves participation and is increasingly interested in video as a performance object. She is currently investigating themes of love, distance, language, memory and the animal in her work.