Capsule has a special event for International Women’s Day 2021 – Cosey Fanni Tutti, the acclaimed musician/performance artist, in conversation with actress & writer Maxine Peake.
Cosey Fanni Tutti was born 1951 in Hull, UK. Her music and art career began in 1969. She is a respected artist and musician, renowned worldwide for her Art, her work in the sex industry, as co-founder of Industrial music and Throbbing Gristle, and her pioneering electronic music solo and as Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void.
Her work includes her seminal Magazine Actions from the late 70s, performances with COUM Transmissions (1971-1976), sound experimentations with Throbbing Gristle (1976-2010, back catalogue re-issues are currently being released through Mute) and continuing musical exploration, solo or under the aegis of Chris & Cosey, Carter Tutti and Carter Tutti Void, comprise Cosey’s diverse and comprehensive practice. 2019 saw the release of TUTTI, Cosey Fanni Tutti’s first solo album release 1982’s Time To Tell and the third and final album from Carter Tutti Void, Triumvirate.
Cosey’s work has featured in institutional exhibitions around the world for over three decades, significantly and more recently this includes 2018’s A Study in Scarlet, Le Plateau – Frac Ile-de-France, Paris; 2017’s solo show at Cabinet Gallery London; 2017’s Coum Transmissions retrospective which opened Hull UK City of Culture 2017 events, 2016’s 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; 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 was published to worldwide acclaim by Faber & Faber in 2017, a Japanese edition has just been published with translations in French, Spanish and audio book to follow.
A Tory MP dubbed Tutti and the rest of COUM as “wreckers of civilisation”
MAXINE PEAKE is an Actress, Writer and sometimes Director, born just outside Bolton. Her television credits include leading roles in the series Dinnerladies, Shameless, Room At The Top and Silk. Film credits include The Theory of Everything, Gwen, Funny Cow and Fanny Lye Delivered. Maxine has written extensively for BBC Radio 4 and her writing credits for Stage include Beryl-A love Story on Two Wheels, Queens of The Coal Age and The Last Testament of Lilian Bilocca – who campaigned for better safety in the fishing industry (as part of Hull’s City of Culture celebrations). She recently appeared in Marra! the three-part film series created by Lone Taxidermist.
25% of ticket cost will be donated to RSVP, the rape & sexual violence project.
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance. – Aristotle