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 looking for the glow in the dark lies hope. My current investigation into the night fits Brecht’s observation.
My work is a fine line between art and polemics, a multimedia mix of installation, video, photography, painting, and printed material.
In the past I used plugs, power points and wires intersecting and looping catching protest, with anger, sorrow, determination.
Melanie has a Master in Contemporary Art form the VCA.