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From the acclaimed author of Art Sex Music comes a vital meditation on womanhood, creativity and self-expression, and a revelatory exploration into the lives of three visionary artists.
‘A fascinating tale of the interlinking lives of three legendary trailblazers.’
‘Cosey Fanni Tutti has lived the life and has the stories to tell: not just hers, but those of two other still unheralded female pioneers.’
Myself , Delia and Margery — a trinity of the sacred and profane , sinners and saints of a kind. Three defiant women with our individual, unconventional attitude to life. Untameable spirits, progressive thinkers living within the inherent societal constraints of our times.
In 2018, boundary-breaking visual and sonic artist Cosey Fanni Tutti received a commission to write the soundtrack to a film about Delia Derbyshire, the pioneering electronic composer who influenced the likes of Aphex Twin and the Chemical Brothers. While researching Delia’s life, Cosey became immersed in Derbyshire’s story and uncovered some fascinating parallels with her own life. At the same time Cosey began reading about Margery Kempe, the 15th century mystic visionary who wrote the first English language autobiography.
Re-sisters is the story of three women consumed by their passion for life, a passion they expressed through music, art and lifestyle; they were undaunted by the consequences they faced in pursuit of enriching their lives, and fiercely challenged the societal and cultural norms of their time.
‘Awe-inspiring. Read these revelatory portraits: this book is for anybody who wants to discover the work of three women who, without fanfare, have enriched our world.’
‘Passionate, original and fiercely defiant.’
A fascinating tale of the interlinking lives of three legendary trailblazers.
Cosey Fanni Tutti has lived the life and has the stories to tell: not just hers, but those of two other still unheralded female pioneers.
Sparked by coincidence and fuelled by strong feelings of like-mindedness, Cosey Fanni Tutti inhabits the lives of two famously iconoclastic women, Delia Derbyshire and Margery Kempe, clearly identifying them as both kindred spirits and profound sources of inspiration, and vividly blending their stories with her own. The result is pure Cosey Fanni Tutti: passionate, original, and fiercely defiant.
Awe-inspiring. This book is for anybody who wants to discover the work of three women who, without fanfare, have enriched our world.
This engaging entwining of lives is about defying your place as a woman, the freedom to define
yourself, and preserving yourself among stultifying societal norms and patriarchal belittlement and
aggressions . . . Ultimately, what comes through, and is truly inspiring, is strength of character,
strength of creativity - true fortitude, no least in the face of trauma . . . They all transcend those
experiences and are truly alive in this book.
Cosey Fanni Tutti whose 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’.Read More
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