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Cosey Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle

Gemma Cairney visits Cosey Fanni Tutti from Throbbing Gristle in her garden in Norfolk.

Gemma Cairney continues The Leisure Society, a new series interviewing cultural icons, tastemakers, artists and musicians about their pastimes, hobbies, collections and loves beyond what they are known for. This week Gemma visits the home of Cosey Fanni Tutti, performer from avant-garde group Throbbing Gristle, whose art and music inspired a generation and rocked the establishment - to talk about her passion for gardening. As well as a guided tour around her garden, Cosey discusses her background in stripping, sexual politics how she was hired to dance in Sylvester's video for Mighty Real, and how she maintained her resilience in the face of adversity.

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33 minutes

Music Played

  • Throbbing Gristle

    Hot On The Heels Of Love

    • NovaMute.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    Walkabout

    • Mute.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    Distant Dreams part 2

    • Mute.
  • Bob Dylan

    Masters of War

    • The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan.
    • Columbia.
  • Chris & Cosey

    Neverneverland

    • Mute.
  • Mother Earth

    Revolution

    • Mercury.
  • Mothers Of Invention

    Plastic People

    • Absolutely Free.
    • Verve.
  • Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band

    Diddy Wah Diddy

  • Sylvester

    You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

    • Sylvester - The Original Hits.
    • Fantasy.
  • Ian Dury & The Blockheads

    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

    • Global Television.
  • Captain Beefheart

    Hard Workin' Man

    • MCA.
  • Chris & Cosey

    Heartbeat

    • mute.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    Exotic Functions

    • Mute.
  • Chris & Cosey

    Fantastique

    • Mute.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    United

    • mute.
  • Yazoo

    Nobody's Diary

    • Columbia.
  • Throbbing Gristle

    AB/7A

    • mute.

Broadcasts

  • Sun 4 Feb 2018 13:00
  • Sat 13 Apr 2019 04:00

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