Cosey Fanni Tutti of Throbbing Gristle, Chris and Cosey, Carter Tutti Void fame has announced a brand new autobiography coming out next April.
As a founder member of COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, Cosey has been at the forefront of the art and music world since the late ’60s. Read a full description of the book below:
“Art Sex Music is the autobiography of a musician who, as a founding member of the avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle and electronic pioneers Chris & Cosey, has consistently challenged the boundaries of music over the past four decades.
“It is the account of an artist who, as part of COUM Transmissions, represented Britain at the IXth Biennale de Paris, whose Prostitution show at the ICA in 1976 caused the Conservative MP Nicholas Fairbairn to declare her, COUM and Throbbing Gristle ‘Wreckers of Civilisation’ . . . shortly before he was arrested for indecent exposure, and whose work continues to be held at the vanguard of contemporary art.
“And it is the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, erotica and art.
“Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of Cosey Fanni Tutti.”
Art Sex Music – Spoken Word Events:
- September 1 – 4 – Festival No.6, Estuary Stage
Q&A with Andrew Weatherall
- October 26 – ICA Theatre, London
Q&A with Maria Fusco, rare screening of the COUM Transmissions film After Cease to Exist, an exhibition of Cosey’s original ICA Prostitution Magazine Actions, plus DJ set by Richard Clouston’s Cosey Club.
The book will be published by Faber and Faber and is available to pre-order now here
For more information visit Cosey’s website