A one-day experimental conference held at The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London on 27 March 2010, convened by myself.
commissioned by the ICA – that has developed from conversations between Fusco and artist and musician Cosey Fanni Tutti. Cosey is known as a member of the art/music groups COUM Transmissions and Throbbing Gristle, and for her solo activities which famously include works based on appropriated pornographic images of herself – works that were exhibited in COUM’s Prostitution exhibition at the ICA in 1976. ‘Cosey’ is an assumed name that has allowed the artist to engage in multiple practices and roles across her life, and today’s event builds on the shared interests of Fusco and Fanni Tutti around language and power relations, exploring the potential of ‘Cosey’ as a working method.
Participants include Martin Bax, Gerard Byrne, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Daniela Cascella, Diedrich Diederichsen, Graham Duff, John Duncan, Anthony Elms, Corin Sworn, Chris Kraus, Zak Kyes, Clunie Reid and Rob Stone.