ANATOMY #20: Mollycoddler
Friday 28 June, 2019, 8pm, Summerhall, Edinburgh
Call for Proposals: Deadline Sunday 12th May
The Mollycoddler descends to consume you. All red velvet drapery and sequences of shattered wrists, the Mollycoddler swaddles you in frilly padding and pockmarks the skin with peepholes. Peek into the flesh of your comrades and compatriots. Marvel
at the finery wrapping their innards and outards.
The Mollycoddler comes to those bound to ornate oak posts and whose skin is a palimpsest of lipstick sigils. Hands extend from its gnashing and prancing clockwork, running fingers that smell like formaldehyde through your hair. Its jukebox voice scratches out pre-recorded oohs and aahs as it fusses over you, pruning your being into product: perfectly preserved mollie sapiens.
Flamboyantly whirring through its seventh year, ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall and occasionally venturing elsewhere. We seek proposals from fearless artists to tell cockamamie half-baked dogtales. Or not. We seek iconoclasts, film-warpers, grotesques, thumpers of technology, immersive weepers, levitating playwrights, jugglers of industrial salvage, puppet dancers and throat gymnasts.
We are looking for fearless proposals for of things that can be presented in a room with an audience, 5-30 minutes in length, regardless of trend, style or medium. For our June event, we ask for your tales of the Mollycoddler. Were you swaddled in protest or did you enter the embrace of your won will? Did the Mollycoddling bring peace or new worlds to explore? (You’re also allowed to completely ignore the theme if you prefer.)
ANATOMY is especially welcoming of artists who face marginalisation, including D/deaf and/or disabled people, LGBTI+ people, women, people of colour, working class people, and people from any related background or identity. We have a full accessibility policy to support this work. If you feel you are often excluded from performance opportunities, we would like to include you and hear how we can do that better. We have a budget to help meet individual access needs.
Selected acts will receive:
– A £100 fee per performer for the performance, plus travel expenses
– Accommodation if needed with Anatomy family and friends
– Rehearsal space in Summerhall as required
– Full technical support for the show
– Photo and film documentation of the performance
We are currently unable to host aerial performances. One day we will be able to fly.
For more on what we’ve done, see our past events. To apply, please download an application form and a voluntary diversity monitoring form and return, completed, to firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59pm precisely of Sunday 12th May. We welcome proposals in alternative formats if this is better for you; please contact us for details.