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This afternoon of programming will see two panels explore the activity and legacy of COUM in greater depth.

The first discussion, moderated by Quietus editor and live programme co-curator Luke Turner, will feature Cosey Fanni Tutti and Genesis P-ORRIDGE, who will be joined by COUM members Spydee, Foxtrot Echo and ‘technical director’ John Lacey, who by introducing Tutti and P-ORRIDGE to Chris Carter was instrumental in the formation of Throbbing Gristle. The panel will explore COUM’s history within the context of late 60s and early 70s Hull, exploring their survival mechanisms, practice, intentions, actions and relationship with the city – including the local constabulary.

A second panel exploring art collectives in a broader context will include Anne Hilde Neset, Ghislaine Leung, Paul Buck and Dan Fox. Alongside this will be two specially-commissioned musical performances that take impetus from the work of COUM in a contemporary context. Author and Quietus editor John Doran will perform with musician and composer Simon Fisher Turner drawing on Doran’s own experiences and anecdotal accounts from COUM members of factory work in the Hull area.

The day will close with an improvised performance from Hull collective Squarewaves, emphasising that the philosophies and practices that COUM instigated are still reverberating around the city today.


62-63 Humber St
01482 221113


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