Maria Fusco

The Happy Hypocrite 9

The Happy Hypocrite 9, 2016

The ninth issue, guest-edited by Hannah Sawtell, themed #ACCUMULATOR_PLUS. 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. 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.

The Happy Hypocrite 9

‘#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

#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 a live music event in London, broadcast in collaboration with NTS Radio. Read an interview with Hannah about this issue in Vice.

Published by Book Works, London, Autumn 2016

Launches 
10.11.16 Hannah Sawtell and Jlin perform live, NTS, London
17.11.16 Readings and sound, Good Press, Glasgow

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