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Art Sex Music

Narrated by: Gabrielle Baker
Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
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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. Wise, shocking, and elegant, this is the life of Cosey Fanni Tutti.

Contains mature themes.

©2017 Cosey Fanni Tutti (P)2018 Tantor

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compelling biography

Honest and compelling account of a life well lived. With brilliant Hull-toned narration. Must have.

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Excellent memoire of an avant garde artist

Cosey Fanni Tutti is not a household name. She is best known as founder member of COUM Transmissions and the industrial band Throbbing Gristle ("TG") and there is a lot more to her besides. In this candid autobiography she tells the story of her upbringing in Hull and the way that she rebelled following her meeting with Genesis P Orridge ("Gen"). This is a story about an artist outside the mainstream who has continually sort out new and innovative way of expression ranging from performance art to music all of which has been ground-breaking and unique.
I first became aware of Cosey through her work with TG and followed her through her collaboration with Chris Carter in Chris and Cosey. It is an extremely honest account of her relationship with Gen and talks about the highs and lows of their relationship over the years.
It was only after this book that I took the time to look back through the rest of her career and realised what an extraordinary artist she is.

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  • Nick Patnaude
  • 29-06-19

Emotional, honest, raw, fascinating

A brutal yet transfixing account of Cosey Fanni Tutti’s musical projects, artwork, and life. Be forewarned, however, that it does paint a horrifying portrait of Genesis P.—yet this portrait somehow makes the timeless and unnerving work of Throbbing Gristle even more fascinating.