Melanie Jame Wolf

Work for Live Art Danmark
2013 “This Time You’re Winning” at Hitparaden 1

This Time You’re Winning
In her performance “This Time You’re Winning”, Melanie Jame offered multiple audiences of one spectator each an opportunity to say what they had always wanted to say, but hadn’t. She elaborated: “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.”

Photo: Peter Lind

Photo: Peter Lind

This Time You’re Winning offered audiences the chance to finally say those words and have them heard. Within their individual consultation, Melanie Jame would give them the opportunity to recall their words, to revise them, to revisit their space or somewhere similar and record them. From there the once silent words found their way into history after all, and can be heard on this video.

About the Artist
Melanie Jame Wolf is an Australian born artist currently based in Berlin. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about flows of immaterial capital: social, cultural, and affective. She examines these economies and entanglements through projects for theater, gallery, and screen spaces. 

Here is her website.

Om liveart_dk was founded in 2004 in Copenhagen to promote the discussion, documentation and development of live art in Denmark. The organisation is equally inspired by the imaginative and entertaining English Live Art tradition as by the theoretical and political German theatre tradition. We have organised 10 large international festivals of Live Art for kids and adults since 2004, and over 40 discussion events, books, video series, symposia and more in the field of live art, performance art, art criticism and documentation. We collaborate with theatres, music venues, art museums and festivals in Denmark and internationally.