“…the top pick for anyone unfamiliar with one-on-one performance.”
“Thought provoking, emotional, educational, beautiful, terrifying (just a little) but most of all incredibly morish. I want to keep eating.”
CONFECTION: (n) a medicinal preparation; a work of elaborate craftmanship; an artistry worn by women.
Anatomy’s Confection is an immersive, one-to-one, performance installation. Comprising a social surgery, a sculptor’s hand, and a labour of love. Cat Jones invites you to come with an open mind and leave with your own intimate body of knowledge on the clitoris.
Originally situated within Fremantle Arts Centre’s history as a women’s home and maternity training centre. Anatomy’s Confection responds to the past censorship of female sexual anatomy, the social effects of this brevity, and urgent need for further research and the importance of widespread education on the subject.
Is this for me? A curious conversation about human flesh for the anatomically playful.
Engaging a sense of deep irony and play, Anatomy’s Confection is visibly moving for audiences of all genders and ages. Responses, often from any single participant, have ranged from shock, shouts of glee, deep sadness, political questioning, utter delight and a pride of achievement. Many participants since been in contact to report their feelings or subsequent conversations with friends, family and even strangers.
Created and performed by Cat Jones. Provocateurs Kelli McCluskey, Sarah Rowbottam, Steve Bull, James Berlyn.
Presented at Proximity Festival, Fremantle Arts Centre, 22 October – 1 November 2014.
Anatomy’s Confection is flexible and includes performance, installation, and exhibition of participant sculptures in material, print or digital forms.
“The best by far and left me provoked. I woke still thinking about it…simple and direct and creates these huge waves of thought. I left feeling uplifted, that somehow we were on a path to knowing how bodies really are, as we wade through the molasses of conditioning driven by bizarre cultural influence.”
“Reflective, informative, challenging, fun! Love your performances and the research into them.”
“My clitoris looks AMAZING!”
“So much fun!”
Audience, Anatomy’s Confection, Proximity 2014
“I was completely moved on so many levels. The vast array of emotions I felt to very deep levels include joy, scared, intrigued, sad, shocked, confused, traumatically upset. My mind is struggling to express in words what I just experienced! All were thought provoking and have moved me and touched me deeply very profound.”
“Fun and devastating.”
Originally supported and presented by Proximity Festival, crowdfunding through pozible Clitorati, and MATCH funding from Creative Partnerships Australia. Special Clitorati thanks to pozible supporters Louise Tomlins, Antonietta Morgillo and Anonymous.