Read Art Sex Music Online Free - 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.
Art Sex Music is the wise, shocking and elegant autobiography of Cosey Fanni Tutti.
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May 03, 2017
I have never been a fan of Throbbing Gristle. My sense of aesthetic is entirely the opposite of this band. First of all, I hate their name. It's funny, but I don't think they met it as being funny. It seems Chris (and Cosey's half) always hated the band's name, and I can understand why. There is...
July 20, 2017
3.5 stars. Interesting but maybe a little too exhaustive--I would have appreciated more editing.
August 06, 2017
I'd like to be able to give this a higher rating, but just can't. I'm a big fan of Throbbing Gristle and a long-time industrial/noise musician myself, and was fairly knowledgeable about the story of Coum and TG, but I was very curious to read Cosey's own perspective. Huge respect to her as an art...
June 18, 2017
Cosey's long-awaited autobiography is a delight. Art Sex Music is written in a breezy conversational style that fairly rattles by, and the extraordinary situations described herein make for a story that's frequently funny as hell and also endlessly inspiring.
November 16, 2017
Cosey's remarkable life certainly merits an autobiography. I love her fearlessness and stepping out from the cliches and stereotypes of her time and forging her own identity despite the difficulties she faced.
Her relationship with Genesis P-Orridge is painful to read at times. She certainly prese...
June 15, 2017
She certainly led an interesting life, worth finding out about. But! The book just wasn't great.
Too long, too much name dropping, too many mundane details.
The editor should have cut this in half by removing information about types of grants and specifics of equipment and what nots.
Maybe if you...
April 14, 2017
A long slow settling of scores. I had hoped for a lengthy TG section, but as with most bands it degenerates into animosity and lengthy grudge bearing.
April 13, 2017
I aspire to one day be as diplomatic and majestic as Cosey. Art Sex Music is a funny, moving and addictive read.
January 26, 2018
Phew! 500 pages later... finally finished reading the Encyclopedia of Cosey Fanni Tutti. Thoroughly enjoyed this very detailed memoir.
July 10, 2017
For all the interesting things in this book it was surprisingly boring. Kind of like reading 40 years of someone's day planners.