COUM Transmissions

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COUM Transmissions
Paese d'origine Regno Unito Regno Unito
Genere Industrial
Periodo di attività 19691976

COUM Transmissions è stato un gruppo britannico di performance art influenzato dal dadaismo e dai Merry Pranksters.

Sono stati formati a Kingston upon Hull (Yorkshire) nel 1969 da Genesis P-Orridge e Cosey Fanni Tutti. Le loro azioni sono caratterizzate da una forte componente autolesionista che funge spesso da detonatore per una guerriglia psicologica finalizzata alla trasgressione delle regole sociali e contestazione nei confronti del puritanesimo stratificato.

Fecero inoltre parte del gruppo Foxtrot Echo (o Echo Foxxtrot), Fizzey Peet, Peter "Sleazy" Christopherson e Chris Carter.

Il gruppo fu attivo fino al 1976, quando quando fu totalmente soppiantato dal nuovo progetto del gruppo già attivo dal 3 settembre 1975, i Throbbing Gristle.

Performance e azioni[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • Thee Fabulous Mutations, St Peters, Anlaby, Hull, UK (1969)
  • Clockwork Hot Spoiled Acid Test, Hull University Union, UK (1969)
  • 99 United Sacks, Alberts Jazz Club, Hull, UK (1970)
  • Broken Equipment, Hull University, UK (1970)
  • Disintegration of Fact, Granny's Parlour, Hull, UK (1971)
  • Riot Control, Gondola Club, Hull, UK (1971)
  • Absolute Elsewhere, Streets of Hull, UK (1971)
  • Fairyland Powder Puffs, Brickhouse, Hull, UK (1971)
  • Caves of Montalbaan, Hull Arts Centre, UK (1971)
  • Skin Complaints, Streets of Hull, UK (1971)
  • Edna & The Great Surfers, St.Georges Hall Bradford, UK (1971)
  • Coum Orgee Number 1, Alien Brain, Hull, UK (1971)
  • Exorcism of Shit, Afro Club, Bradford, UK (1971)
  • I'm a Robot, Alien Brain, Hull, UK (1971)
  • Christ Whitemas, Streets of Hull, UK (1971)
  • Infra Red Bucket, Hull Arts centre, UK (1972)
  • This Machine Kills Music, New Grange Club, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Kissing, Alien Brain, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Copyright Breeches, Università di Kent, UK (1972)
  • Prison Sell, COUM sulle strade di Hull per RAP (Prisoners Rights Group) (1972)
  • Dead Pedestrians, Canterbury Streets, UK (1972)
  • Miss Teen Princess. Streets of Hull, UK (1972)
  • Festival of Night, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Anal Coumfidence, Streets of London, UK (1972)
  • Bullnecks, Holy Trinity Church, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Wagon Train, Hull Streets/ Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Coum to the Rescue. Streets of Hull, UK (1972)
  • Thee Alien Brain & Mass Panic, Hull Arts Centre, UK (1972)
  • Spartacus Defused, Bradford Arts Festival, UK (1972)
  • Melissa Pouts, Streets of Hull, UK (1972)
  • Welcoum Home Tim, Alien Brain, Hull, UK (1972)
  • Drakularse Tower, Beverley West Wood, UK (1972)
  • Thee Business, Streets of Hull, UK (1972)
  • Yorkshire Artists’ Collection, Fanfare for Europe, Hull Arts Centre. Spettacolo di gruppo (2 gennaio 1973)
  • Ministry of Antisocial Insecurity, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (6 gennaio 1973)
  • Winston Spencer Churchill, (part of Fanfare for Europe) Hull Arts Centre, UK (1973)
  • Glass with Care, Streets of Hull, UK (1973)
  • Colliche Pastage, De Lantaren, Rotterdam, Paesi Bassi (9 gennaio 1973)
  • Baby of Europe, Lijnbaan, Rotterdam, Paesi Bassi (10 gennaio 1973)
  • Copy Dementarla, Open Theatre Festival, Louvain, Belgio (1973)
  • Babys Coumpetition, O.S.A.C. Oxford University UK (1973)
  • Infantile Launchpad, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull, UK (2 febbraio 1973)
  • Ministry & Colliche, Swansea University Festival. UK (19 febbraio 1973)
  • Thee Biggles Saga, Bretton Hall College, Wakefield, UK (aprile 1973)
  • The Revolutionary Spirit, COUM con i Kipper Kids all'università di Lovanio, Belgio.(1973)
  • Thee Marriage of Fizzy Paet, Manchester Art Festival. UK (17 maggio 1973)
  • Decoumpositions, FLUXshoe, Midland Group Gallery, Nottingham UK (14 giugno 1973)
  • Landscape Painting & Actions, Università di Reading, UK (1973)
  • Stick Em Up, Università del Surrey, UK (1973)
  • Kingston-coum-Hull, Hull Arts Centre, UK (1973)
  • Landscape Painting, Bull Ring Birmingham, UK (1973)
  • Weight and Smell, S.P.A.C.E. Party, Londra. UK (1973)
  • Terribull Twin Actions, FLUXshoe, Blackburn Museum, UK (19 luglio 1973)
  • Landscape Painting & Actions, FLUXshoe, Victor Musgrave Gallery, Hastings, UK (21 agosto 1973)
  • Wundatrek Tours, Touring Sussex, UK (1973)
  • Framed, Portabello Rd, Londra, UK (1973)
  • Cosey Fanni Tutti's Blue Mover, Art Exchange, Reading University, UK(1973)
  • Happy Daze Number 1, Alien Brain. S.P.A.C.E. Londra (1973)
  • Thee Lump E Found on the Pavement, London University Union, UK (1973)
  • Parties Overt, Oval House Theatre, London, UK (1973)
  • Flag Show, Midland Group Galleries, Nottingham. Spettacolo di gruppo (1973)
  • Bullneck Revived, Northallerton Prison, UK (1973)
  • Everything is Nothing, El Festival, Stepney, Londra, UK (1973)
  • Marcel Duchamps Next Work, Stedelijk Academy, Gent, Belgio (1974)
  • Marcel Duchamps Next Work, Palais Des Beaux Arts, Bruxelles, Belgio (1974)
  • Spaghetti Junction, Thee Glass Menagerie, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Miners Catastrophe, Roundhouse, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Couming of Age, Oval House, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Alien Porno Rock, HOWFF Club, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Prostitution, Curious Magazine Action, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Lesbian Simulation Magazine Action, Finsbury Park, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Cosey Action Nude Spread, Alpha Magazine Action, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Cosey Sexual Action, Premier Camera Club, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Shaving Pubic Hair Action, Health & Efficiency Magazine Action (1974)
  • Cosey Shaving Pussy Action, QUI Magazine Action, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Dead Babies, Wet Babies, Hat Fair, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Orange & Blue, Art Meeting Place, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Gainsboroughs Blue Movie Boy, Art Meeting Place, Londra. UK (1974)
  • 4 Hours Music Action, Art Meeting Place, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Signals, Art Meeting Place, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Orange & Blue, Mansoni Gardens, Birmingham, UK (1974)
  • Music Action, London Film-Makers' Co-op, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Airborne Spells, Landborn Smells, Brook Green, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Rasputin’' Covent Garden Hat fair, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Schlimn, Stadtfest, Rottweil, Germania (1974)
  • All that Glitters is not Kunst, Stadtfest, Rottweil, Germania (1974)
  • Music for Stocking Top, Swing and Staircase, Gulbenkian Hall, Royal College of Art, Londra
  • Opportunity Knocks, International Art Centre, Newington Butts, Londra. Tutti, Orridge, Tom Puckey (1974)
  • Birth of Liquid Desires, Goldsmiths College, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Happy Daze Number 2, Alien Brain, S.P.A.C.E., Londra (1974)
  • Time Transfixed, Academy of Art, Liverpool, UK.(1974)
  • Filth, Art Meeting Place, Londra. Parte di una festa organizzata da COUM (1974)
  • Coum Music, Oval House, Londra, UK (1974)
  • Universal Man, Victoria & Albert Museum, Londra (1974)
  • Marcel Duchamps Next Work, Battersea Town Hall, Londra. UK (1974)
  • Ommissions, New Reform Gallery, Aalst, Belgio (1975)
  • Ommissions, K.K. Centrum, Antwerp, Belgio (1975)
  • Jusqu'a la Balle Crystal, Stedelijk Academy, Gent, Belgio (1975)
  • Couming of Youth, Melkweg, Amsterdam, Paesi Bassi (1975)
  • Ommissions, Europa-Tage, Gross Gerau, Germania (1975)
  • A Discourse on thee Demise of British Performance Art Today, Oval House, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Bollocks In Thee Breeze, Art Meeting Place, Londra (1975)
  • Filing Clerk Routine Magazine Action, Islington, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Coumdensation Mucus, Royal College of Art, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Cosey Lesbian Action in Ca, Epping Forest, Epping, UK (1975)
  • Ommissions, Kulturamt, Kiel, Germania (1975)
  • Jusqu'a la Balle Crystal Actions, 9th Biennale, Parigi, FRANCIA (1975)
  • Sex Une Bonne Idée, Nuffield Gallery, Southampton, UK (1975)
  • Whip it Out, Wrap It Up...., Hat Fair, Winchester, UK (1975)
  • Crowley Action, Alien Brain, S.P.A.C.E, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Cosey Lesbian Action, New Direction Magazine Action, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Pussy Galore, Magazine Action, Londra, UK (1975)
  • Pleasure, Magazine Action, Bagshot, UK (1975)
  • Happy Daze Number 3, Alien Brain, S.P.A.C.E., Londra. UK (1975)

Filmografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • Stocking top and swing (16mm, colore). 1974
  • Omissions (16mm, colore). 1975
  • Cease to exist no1 (16mm b&n). 1975
  • Coumdensation mucus (16mm, colore). 1975
  • Rectum as inner space (16mm, colore). 1976
  • After cease to exist (16mm, b&n). 1977

Bibliografia[modifica | modifica sorgente]

  • Teresa Macrì, Il corpo postorganico - Sconfinamenti della performance, Costa & Nolan, Genova-Milano, 1996
  • Vivian Vale, Andrea Juno in Paolo Bandera (a cura di), Manuale di cultura industriale, Shake Edizioni, 1998. ISBN 88-86926-40-5.


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