Geneis P-Orridge rates Action Bronson in ‘Over Under’ video; Cosey Fanni Tutti wrote a book, talking w/ Lenny Kaye
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.
Throbbing Gristle and Chris & Cosey founder Cosey Fanni Tutti will release her memoir Art Set Music on May 1 via Faber & Faber. She'll be in NYC slightly before that to talk about the book and her career with musician and author Lenny Kaye at SoHo bookstore McNally Jackson on April 26. Flyer for that is below.
In related news, Cosey's former Throbbing Gristle cohort Genesis Bryer P-Orridge participates in the most recent installment of Pitchfork's "Over Under" series where they weigh in on such topics as Action Bronson, day drinking, Los Angeles, John Waters, circumcision and more. Genesis is highly opinionated (example: "fuck Action Bronson") and uses the subjects for a series of great anecdotes. This is one of the better installments in this series and you can watch that below.
Genesis' current band, Psychic TV, will be on tour in Europe later this spring. All dates are listed below.
Psychic TV - 2017 Tour Dates
May 23 Cafe Oto London
May 24 Vooruit - Gent, Bengium
May 26 Kraken Rökerigatan 1D Stockholm, Sweden
May 28 Aeronef Lille, France
May 29 Petit Bain Paris, France
May 30 Het Paard - Den Haag, NEtherlands
Jun 01 B90 - Goansk, Poland
Jun 02 Heart of Noise - Innsbruck, Austria
Jun 04 The Fleece Bristol, United Kingdom