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Cosey Fanni Tutti and Maxine Peake on Re-Sisters + Nik Colk Void (DJ Set)
Institute of Contemporary Arts
August 2022
Cosey Fanni Tutti, Action, Hayward Gallery, London 1979. Photo: Peter Martin Christopherson

Artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti is in conversation with actor and writer Maxine Peake. The pair present an exploration into Cosey Fanni Tutti's own creative life and the lives and recordings of musician and composer Delia Derbyshire and fifteenth-century mystic visionary Margery Kempe.

In 2018, Cosey Fanni Tutti received a commission to write the soundtrack to a film about Delia Derbyshire, the influential electronic composer who carried out ground-breaking work with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop during the 1960s. While researching Derbyshire’s life, Tutti became immersed in her story and uncovered parallels with her own life. Simultaneously, Tutti began reading about Margery Kempe, the fifteenth-century mystic visionary who wrote the first English-language autobiography.

Drawing on her new publication Re-Sisters (Faber, 2022), Tutti explores the creative influences and approaches that unite these three practitioners, discussing womanhood, the creative process and self-expression.

This talk is followed by a DJ set by electronic musician and artist Nik Colk Void in the ICA Bar.
Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti was a founding member of Throbbing Gristle, was one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and has worked as an artist channelling her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease. She had a solo exhibition, Prostitution at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, in 1976. Her first book, Art Sex Music was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize.

Actor and writer Maxine Peake’s film credits include Mike Leigh’s Peterloo, James Marsh’s The Theory of Everything and Thomas Clay’s Fanny Lye Deliver'd. She has acted in TV Dramas Silk (BBC), Black Mirror: Metalhead (Netflix), Three Girls (BBC), The Village (BBC), Shameless (Channel 4) and The Bisexual (Hulu / Channel 4). Maxine’s writing credits including stage and radio play Beryl (BBC Radio 4 / West Yorkshire Playhouse / The Rose Theatre). Maxine also wrote Queens of the Coal Age for Radio 4, which she later adapted for the stage (Manchester Royal Exchange), The Last Testament of Lillian Bilocca (Hull Truck Theatre), and the upcoming musical comedy Betty!

Nik Colk Void has produced eight acclaimed studio albums, including three with Chris Carter & Cosey Fanni Tutti as Carter Tutti Void and recently released her first solo debut Bucked Up Space (Editions Mego). Her new work combines Void’s love of improvisation with the driving force of beat-driven music, absorbing experiences performing in galleries and clubs across the UK and Europe.
Book tickets
06:45 pm
Wed, 17 Aug 2022
Cinema 1
£15 Full, £7.50 Concessions, £7.50 Green/Blue Members

The talk with Cosey Fanni Tutti and Maxine Peake is now sold out, but you are welcome to join us in the ICA Bar afterwards from 8:30pm for a DJ set with Nik Void (no bookings required).

This event is seated on soft chairs in a dark cinema with lighting on stage.

Duration: 90 min.

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