a thirty minute audio guide for Deptford Town Hall



Now we, organs, return to fish-like times and begin to think.

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.

GUT HOUSE was part of Deptford X Fringe programme 2019, 25 October - 4 November, with two collective audio tours using silent disco kit, Friday 25 October, 6:30pm and Saturday 26 October, 3pm. Audio guides and transcripts were available from reception during Deptford X. Now, the work continues indefinitely; you are invited to use your own devices and visit Deptford Town Hall during normal opening times Mon-Sat, 9am-7pm to do the self-guided tour.

GUT HOUSE is in two parts to have made time to spend with Farrah Riley Gray's exhibition Knotted, 16 Aug 2019 - 4 Nov 2019.

It is best to download PART 1 and PART 2 to your own device rather than streaming as the internet isn't great in the basement. For old iphone's if you open up PART 1 and PART 2 in separate browsers and let them load, it should work.

Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Rd, New Cross, London SE14 6AF

Unfortunately, this audio guide is not appropriate for children due to the building regulations.

Not wheelchair accessible. An automated stair climber is available contact or call 020 7919 7121 to arrange in advance.

If you have any access requirements, please email and let me know.

Please be aware that strong language is used.

Thank you to ARLIS, Deptford X and Goldsmiths library.

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