Re-sisters (Signed Edition)

Cosey Fanni Tutti

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.

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Myself, Delia and Margery — a trinity of the sacred and profane, sinners and saints of a kind.

Re-sisters is the story of three women consumed by their passion for life, a passion they expressed through music, art and lifestyle — their recordings.

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 Derbyshire’s life, Tutti became immersed in her story and uncovered fascinating parallels with her own life. At the same time, Tutti began reading about Margery Kempe, the fifteenth-century mystic visionary who wrote the first English-language autobiography. The connections between the three women soon shifted into focus.

Each lived on the fringes of a world dictated by patriarchal forces; each relentlessly pursued the expansion and enrichment of their life through their creative work. Undaunted by the consequences they faced and unwilling to conform to the societal and cultural norms of their time, they are united by an unwavering commitment to their sense of self.

Critic Reviews

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.

Jon Savage
Critic Reviews

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.

Rupert Thomson
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Awe-inspiring. This book is for anybody who wants to discover the work of three women who, without fanfare, have enriched our world.

Robert Wyatt
Cosey FanniTutti

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’.

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