Cosey Fanni Tutti will be live in-store at Rough Trade East to discuss her forthcoming autobiography Art Sex Music (published on April 6th by Faber) with Luke Turner (The Quietus) plus a DJ set from John Grant.
6.30pm John Grant DJ // 7.00pm Cosey Fanni Tutti Q&A w/ Luke Turner // 8.00pm Signing + John Grant DJ // 9.00pm Store Closes.
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, some of which resides as part of the Tate permanent collection.
And it is the story of her work as a pornographic model and striptease artiste which challenged assumptions about morality, pornography and art.
Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of Cosey Fanni Tutti.
'I love Cosey Fanni Tutti. Simple as that.'
''Far Out' was once a term referring to the avant-garde in both visual and musical art. Cosey was Far Out from the off as far as I can remember. Some performer/artists may take it up to the limit; Cosey's art STARTS from the accepted limit.'