Coum Transmissions in Hull


3 february - 22 march 2017


Hull - England

"...Explore the life of COUM Transmissions in the first exhibition of materials drawn from the personal archives of Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-Orridge. Live events organised by The Quietus will trace the conception and legacy of COUM, combining music, talks and discussions among original COUM members.

Founded in Hull during the late 1960s by artists Genesis P-Orridge and Cosey Fanni Tutti, COUM Transmissions was a collective whose work confronted, subverted and challenged societal conventions.
Labelled ‘the wreckers of civilisation’ by a Conservative MP following COUM’s Prostitution show at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts, the group’s end in 1976 heralded the formation of the musical collective Throbbing Gristle..."

Sex Une Bonne Ide, Nuffield Gallery, Southampton, UK

Bollocks In The Breeze_ Art Meeting Place, London, UK 1974

Towards the Crystal Bowl, Galleria Vittorio Emanuele, Milan, Italy 1976

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Performing  at New Reform, Belgium 1975

'Sex Une Bonne Idée', Nuffield Gallery, Southampton, UK. 1975

A.I.R. Gallery, London, 1975

from "prostitution" exhibition 

Studio of Lust, Nuffield Gallery, Southampton, 1975

Galleria d'Arte Borgogna, 1975