‘Now we, organs, return to fish-like times and begin to think.’
GUT HOUSE is a thirty minute audio guide for Deptford Town Hall. The most important thing is inviting you into the building.
One of Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action (GARA’s) demands is to open Deptford Town Hall to the local community. The audio guide centres the recent POC student-led occupation of Deptford Town Hall (12 March – 26 July 2019) – and ongoing actions – through the gut and bacteria as a ‘parasitic diagram, referencing the ‘Socio-Parasitology Manifesto’ by Sabrina Mumtaz Hasan.
The unconscious body – mouth, throat, stomach, intestines, anus (students, workers and community) – in solidarity with gut bacteria (GARA), come together to force the conscious body – the brain (Senior Management Team), to meet urgent needs for survival. A chronically sick body supports a politics of care that is necessarily sustained and embedded.
With voice contributions from Goldsmiths Anti-Racist Action, Bury Your Gays (a QTIPOC centred collective), friends and family: Yesenia Ramirez, Emma Massoud, Farrah Riley Gray, Johnny Dior (d0zn_), Amina Jibunoh, Mike Timms and Himali Singh Soin.
Collect the audio guide from reception (transcripts available too) or use your own device:
Launch event: Fri 25 Oct, 6 – 9pm
Sat 26 Oct, 9am – 7pm
Mon 28 Oct – Fri 1 Nov, 9am – 7pm
Sat 2 Nov, 9am – 7pm
Collective audio tour with silent disco gear at 6.30pm
Sat 26 Oct – Collective audio tour with silent disco gear at 3pm
Unfortunately, this event is not appropriate for children due to the building regulations.
Not wheelchair accessible. An automated stair climber is available – contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 7919 7121 to arrange in advance.
If you have any access requirements, please email email@example.com and let me know.
Please be aware that strong language is used.
Thank you to ARLIS, Deptford X and Goldsmiths library.