Melanie Jame Wolf:
The film is streamed on the external platform dringeblieben.de. There you also purchase your ticket. After the purchase you will receive a code via e-mail which is valid on two devices for the whole two weeks the stream is online. Please note that you can buy your ticket in the presale, but the video will be only online and streamable from the 10th of February, 19.00 PM, until the 24th of February. The ticketshop will be open all the time until the 24th of February. If you have problems with the procedure please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 030/27890045.
This revival of TONIGHT takes place online. Because time has a very different quality on screen than on stage, and because the logic of video is different to the logic of theater, Melanie Jame Wolf has reimagined this version of TONIGHT as a film. In this sense, it is a second edition of the work. Offering a fresh take to both those who are familiar with TONIGHT, and those new to the work and the artist. As an interdisciplinary artist interested in choreography and the moving image, this new version of TONIGHT continues Wolf's project of experimenting with the relationship between dance and the screen beyond existing ideas of documentation and the conventions of the “dance film”.
From The Stooges to Rihanna, TONIGHT is one of the most frequently used words in pop music, and probably the most powerful: It opens up a sense that tonight, for real, something momentous might occur. Melanie Jame Wolf critically explores the potency of this popularly shared poetic and its commercial exploitation: Joined by Sheena McGrandles and Rodrigo Garcia Alves, she delivers , “a study of how the pop industry transforms people, their souls and bodies, into clones and serial products.” (nachtkritik.de) An aesthetically dense evening that explores the pleasures and perils of the erotics, the poetics, and the politics of a shared pop imaginary.
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CONCEPT, TEXT, VIDEO, DIRECTION Melanie Jame Wolf PERFORMED BY Melanie Jame Wolf, Sheena McGrandles, Rodrigo Garcia Alves SOUND DESIGN Mieko Suzuki LIGHT DESIGN Ariel Efraim Ashbel COSTUME DESIGN Josa Marx STAGE DESIGN Jonas Maria Droste OUTSIDE EYE Sharon Smith ASSISTANT Evan Loxton
A production by Melanie Jame Wolf in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With support by the Australia Council for the Arts, Cité Internationales des Arts, The Substation - Melbourne, and MAKE artist development programme and residency - Theatre Forum Ireland. The revival is funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung
Melanie Jame Wolf is a visual artist and choreographer who lives in Berlin. She works solo and with friends, making interdisciplinary pieces about power, flows of capital, and the phenomenon of “show business.” She examines these economies and entanglements in works for gallery, theater, and screen spaces. Approaching installation and moving image as an expanded choreographic practice, she is invested in humor as a strategy for critical possibility and in working with language in subliminal and surprising ways.
Her work has shown at HAU - Hebbel am Ufer; Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, nGbK, The National 2019: New Australian Art Biennial, Festival of Live Art Melbourne, VAEFF Film Festival NYC, Arts Santa Monica Barcelona, Schwules Museum, Sophiensaele, Münchner Kammerspiele, Arts House Melbourne; KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Kunstmuseum Basel - Gegenwart, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Kunstmuseum Basel, Kasseler Dokfest & Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane. Melanie Jame was one of 8 nominees for the Berlin Art Prize 2022. savage-amusement.com