Cosey Fanni Tutti whose music and art career began in 1969 is a respected artist and musician of worldwide renown – for her Art, her work in the sex industry, as co founder of Industrial music and Throbbing Gristle, and her pioneering electronic music as ‘Chris & Cosey’ and ‘Carter Tutti’. Her work includes her seminal Magazine Actions from the late Seventies, performances with COUM Transmissions (1971 -1976), sound experimentations with Throbbing Gristle (1976 – 2010) and continuing musical exploration, solo or under the aegis of Chris & Cosey and Carter Tutti comprise Cosey’s diverse and comprehensive practice.
Cosey’s work has featured in institutional exhibitions around the world for over three decades, significantly and more recently this includes 2016, Black Sheep Feminism, Dallas Contemporary, USA, Tate Britain’s new collection display, Has the Film Already Started?, 2011; Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Modern, London, 2009, Kyoto Triennial, Japan, 2008, Panic Attack, Barbican, London and WACK! Art & The Feminist Revolution, MOCA, Los Angeles, 2007 and It’s Time for Action, Migros Museum, Zurich, 2006. Cosey’s autobiography ART SEX MUSIC will be published by Faber & Faber in 2017.
David Keenan is a Scottish author and rock critic based in Glasgow. His seminal study of Industrial music and culture, England’s Hidden Reverse, was re-issued in expanded form by Strange Attractor in 2016. His debut novel, This Is Memorial Device, set in Scotland in the years 1978-86, was published by Faber & Faber in early 2017. He is a senior writer at The Wire.