Whos Fuckin Planet!
21 FEB - 02 MAR 2020–
It’s the year 2020. A year where the UK is faced with increasing austerity measures, a housing crisis that only seems to be accelerating and a big, blue, Tory shadow cast over the Isles.
Rewind 30 years and the picture isn’t all that dissimilar.
For the first time, photographer Martyn Goodacre presents ‘Whos Fuckin Planet!’ – a personal photographic diary of the lives of Squatters and New Age Travellers in 80s and 90s England.
As somebody who occupied various squats in London (including the notorious Ambulance Station on Old Kent Road), Goodacre’s images are not voyeuristic but are instead a visual record from somebody who was at the centre of it all.
Here he captures the daily lives of those, who, despite the total demolition of the country (no thanks to Thatcherism), banded and boarded together to live, eat, demonstrate, perform, create and say ‘FUCK YOU!’ to the government.
© Martyn Goodacre 2020 / © Das Giftraum 2020