The Happy Hypocrite 11 & Katerina Gogou: Reinstating the Dark Side

Please join MayDay Rooms and Book Works to launch The Happy Hypocrite 11 – Silver Bandage with a screening and discussion on Greek film star, poet + anarchist Katerina Gogou with director Antonis Boskoitis + Happy Hypocrite editor Erica Scourti.

MayDay Rooms, 8th November 2019, 7-9pm. Book here.

We will be screening Katerina Gogou: Reinstating the Dark Side (2012, 67min), a documentary film portrait of Greek poet, actor and militant anarchist Katerina Gogou. The screening will be introduced by Athens-based director Antonis Boskoitis, invited by artist Erica Scourti, guest editor of The Happy Hypocrite — Silver Bandage, issue 11 – which contains an archive of film poster reproductions representing Katerina Gogou’s roles in Greek cinema. Copies of the journal will be available.

The Happy Hypocrite 11 – Silver Bandage (Book Works, 2019), gathers together new kinds of writing about ‘vibes’, those often unspoken energies of desire and aversion that move between people, palpable but traceless, and hard to prove. Edited by Erica Scourti, with an introduction by artist and writer Maria Fusco and contributions by CAConrad, Mel Y. Chen, Adam Gallagher, Alexandrina Hemsley, Rebecca Jagoe, Jessa Mockridge, Natasha Papadopoulou, Naomi Pearce, Parsa Sanjana Sajid, Patrick Staff, Daniella Valz Gen and Hypatia Vourloumis.

Erica Scourti is an artist and writer, born in Athens and now based mostly in London, whose work explores biographical writing, bodily inscription and the performance of subjectivity. Her writing has been published in Spells (Ignota, 2018) and Fiction as Method (Sternberg, 2017) among others.

Hosted by MayDay Rooms and Book Works.

The Happy Hypocrite 11 & Katerina Gogou: Reinstating the Dark Side; ; 2019; | Commission: The Happy Hypocrite Artist: Fusco, Maria; Contributors: Conrad, CA; Jagoe, Rebecca; Mockridge, Jessa; Pearce, Naomi; Staff, Patrick; Editors: Fusco, Maria; Scourti, Erica; | Publisher: Book Works: