Happy Hypocrite 9

Happy Hypocrite 9
Author: Hannah Sawtell (Ed.)
Publisher: Book Works
Language: English
Pages: 96
Size: 16.5 x 23 cm
Weight: 260 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781906012779
Price: €10.00
Product Description

Guest edited by Hannah Sawtell, published September 2016, with a live music event in London, broadcast in collaboration with NTS Radio, November 2016.

‘#ACCUMULATOR_PLUS was part of an open call for words, images and sounds, asking for replies to a set of hashtags. My starting point was also a response; to the death of Colin Faver, to whom I dedicate the archive pages of this issue. Colin was playing pirate radio in my formative years. His shows were a portal into a world of new frictions, giving access to the underground.’
– Hannah Sawtell, from the Editor’s note, The Happy Hypocrite 9

Thinking about use of the word plus (e.g. in Job Centre Plus) in official attempts to instil (false) optimism in people, The Happy Hypocrite 9 imagines what it would mean to see the ‘plus’ reclaimed. The first issue to solicit sound-based contributions, opening the journal to music, and exploring radio as a radical method of distribution, #ACCUMULATOR_PLUS seeks new ways of addressing questions of speed, communications technologies and the dynamics of interaction between local and global space, by revisiting recent underground histories spanning rave, pirate radio, Detroit techno and east London grime.

With contributions and new work by Morehshin Allahyari, Jennifer Lucy Allan, Franco Berardi, John Cussans, Maria Fusco, Jlin, John Lawrence, Kieron Livingstone, Angela McClanahan, Louis Moreno, Emily Pope & Ruth Angel Edwards, Hannah Sawtell, Anthony ‘Shake’ Shakir, Tai Shani, and Jonathan P. Watts.