Brecht’s words: “In the dark times will there be singing?” and his answer, “yes there will be singing about the dark times.” are very potent today. In noting, observing and showing any signs of resistance lies optimism..
My work is a fine line between art and polemics, a multimedia mix of installation, video, photography, painting, and printed material showing protesters acting together. Plugs, power points and wires intersect and loop catching the mood of the demonstrations, anger, sorrow, determination. Struggles have been lost and won, in the past but the artistic and human necessity to take sides, is my work
Melanie has a Master in Contemporary Art form the VCA.