‘Titles’ is a solo work developed as part of the Taipei/Melbourne Exchange and presented at the Taipei International Arts Festival.
The work investigates the physical experience of ‘otherness’. As a reflection from the Taipei-Melbourne Exchange, Melanie focuses on first time experiences.
By undertaking training in boxing, she informs her body with a first-time experience and has created a performative situation in which the individual negotiates a foreign physical language. The work represents a searching body – navigating vulnerability, (in)stability and physical impact/contact.