Cosey Fanni Tutti RE-SISTERS: The Lives and Recordings of Delia Derbyshire, Margery Kempe and Cosey Fanni Tutti

Faber & Faber
18th August 2022

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Book - Signed Deluxe Edition
Housed in LTD Box Signed Book Pewter "Erotic Pilgrim" Brooch Exclusive Cassette
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304 pages. Signed hardback book.
Signed book + ticket
Signed hardback book + ticket.
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Cosey in conversation with JD Twitch - August 25th at Mono

Book release date: August 18th

Launch Party at Mono with Cosey and JD Twitch (Optimo): August 25th

We’re very proud to be hosting the launch of the book on August 25th at Mono. Cosey will be in conversation with JD Twitch (Optimo) who will also be playing a DJ set.

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.

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.


Musician and artist Cosey Fanni Tutti has continually challenged boundaries and conventions for four decades. As a founding member of the hugely influential avant-garde band Throbbing Gristle, as one half of electronic pioneers Chris and Cosey, and as an artist channelling her experience in pornographic modelling and striptease, her work on the margins has come to reshape the mainstream. Her first book, Art Sex Music, was a Sunday Times, Telegraph, Rough Trade, Pitchfork and Uncut Book of the Year, and was shortlisted for the Penderyn Music Book Prize.

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