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Melanie Jame is a co-founder, artist and performer with triage live art collective & the creative director of savage amusement.
triage create intimate and social live art events that allow strangers to encounter one another in disarming, playful and sometimes confronting ways. we're interested in awkward moments and enjoy hijacking existing social structures to bring people together.
we see live art as an opportunity for dialogue between people from all walks of life. our projects allow participants to think and speak about things that matter to them; the things they may not usually talk about. we also like to reveal the beauty in the ordinary and the everyday.
we enjoy experimenting socially and creatively in public and private spaces. we ask awkward questions and like to locate human warmth. our work tends to challenge and critique social niceties and habits. our work is theatrical, creates meetings between strangers and takes extensive liberties with time.
we think of art as good medicine.
Melanie Jame's interests include site-specific performance, live art, song, the articulate body, performance based research, video and theatre art.
Melanie Jame is lead artist and performer of triage's An Appointment with J Dark, a site-specific, one-to-one participatory performance event.
She has trained, and continues to train, in butoh, suzuki, the viewpoints, pulse, contact improvisation & voice.
Melanie Jame is a lover of words & pictures, sound & vision, taste, touch, smell.
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 (www.underbellyarts.com.au). Both were engaged in developing and presenting new work that played to a limited audience and offered a close personal experience. They soon realised…Continue