Melanie Jame Wolf was born in Launceston, Australia and has lived and worked in Berlin, Germany since 2011. She works from a background in theatre and performance and her artistic practice incorporates text, choreography, video, installation, and sound. Melanie Jame works with memories of pop culture and with the development of persona to critique how value and exchange are performed in the murky economies of immaterial capital – the social, the cultural, the affective. She investigates these flows of interrelation öas they are produced through ideas of ghosts, of gender, of myth, of morality, of class. Primarily interested in formal ideas and questions of persona creation and their staging, her work occurs with increasing fluidity at points where live performing bodies and video intersect as she moves towards a greater fascination with the moving image and performance art for camera.

Melanie Jame has presented work in numerous theater, gallery and film festival contexts in Germany and internationally including: HAU – Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin; Sophiensaele, Berlin; Münchner Kammerspiele; Gessnerallee, Zürich; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki; Schwankhalle, Bremen; VAEFF Film Festival, New York City; Schwules Museum, Berlin; and, Festival of Live Art, Melbourne. She has worked in collaboration and as a guest performer with artists including Benny Claessens and Damian Rebgetz. As a costume designer and art director for choreographers Ania Nowak and Martin Hansen. And as an outside eye and mentor for numerous artists across the last decade.

Melanie Jame holds an Erasmus Mundus Master of International Performance research from University of Helsinki and is PhD candidate in Performance Studies at Victoria University, Melbourne.