On Time ////
Artist: Melanie Jame Wolf
On Time //// is a video monologue written and performed by Melanie Jame Wolf for her solo theatrical work, MIRA FUCHS. Here, Wolf’s uses her own experience of working as a stripper in Melbourne, Australia for eight years to invite audiences to actively and critically reflect upon their own position on performative intimacy, dance as labour, and gendered economies of desire. In On Time ////, the temporalities of working as a dancer and of nightlife culture are explored. The piece is interested in the perceived temporal perils and pleasures of becoming, being, and having been, a stripper and/or a patron of strip clubs.
Melanie Jame Wolf is an Australian born artist who makes work about love, gender, economies, and ghosts of many forms – sometimes solo, sometimes with friends. This work is always performance based and increasingly incorporates video, film, and the screen as performance objects or spaces. Often working under the name Savage Amusement, she has presented work in various contexts including: Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art; HAU – Hebbel Am Ufer; Sophiensaele; NGBK; Hitparaden Festival of Performance Art & New Theatre; & FOLA – Festival of Live Art. In January 2015 she premiered the solo performance work, MIRA FUCHS at Tanztage Berlin. This piece has since been presented in festivals in Europe and Australia including: My Body is My Business, Berlin; Antistatic Festival, Sofia; Buzzcut, Glasgow; and Body Talk at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Melanie Jame holds a Master of International Performance Research from University of Helsinki and lives and works in Berlin.…all for your Savage Amusement.