This is where our heads are at: Meeting Minute Excerpts

Sarah’s Ten Minutes of Meeting Minutes:



I saw a play that I didn’ t write a review of, but during the last election, I had a

fight with Craig, he said I’m a journalist now, I was like, shut up Craig, the herald

sun has shaped political discourse in a really negative way, there was a photo

that they photoshopped and they go into trouble, and getting all the front pages

from the really really really like, the media has never taken an angle on political

parties, the Murdoch press – what murder press? (Sarah) – like “let’s kick this

mob out” – this is not so much of a mapping thing. I want to sew it and make a

ball gown. But why a ball gown you know? Those things with the ships in the

mari Antoinette wigs? I want to wear that as the whole boat people thing.

I want to make a permanent record of this, there was a lot of rhetoric at the time,

this election was pretty rigged, I mean, that’s to loaded, but it was pretty rig. How

did we get to a pint when that was ok, and then everyone forgot about it. I ironed

together a ball gown out of melted plastic bags. I was on the front page.



We need to turn this into some kind of opera.

I really haven’t done a hall of a lot besides researching voice recorders over the

last week two weeks. However long. So. And thinking about things. In fact I don’t

think I have anything to report. When I think about it.


Is that fireworks? Sounds like it.


And you shock yourself and it’s supposed to make you more creative. You can

buy the kit and administer it yourself. There’s a movie. Theres a movie! Whats

the movie. Garden state.


Whats’ the famous experiment. It’s about the way. It’s about authority. Its ok. You

can turn it up to ten. They’re not in any pain.


Turn it up to ten should be the name of your project Sarah says and Sarah types.



Squawk squark.



Emma’s Ten Minutes of the Same Meeting Minutes:


Disjointed sentences. Parataxis is your friend. Field notes. Filter things back out. I love this object. What, the laptop? No, here, the photo. I want to sew something. A garment. A garment from the pieces. The pieces made of paper. The Murdoch Press. The Murder Press? The Murdoch Press, but we can call them that. Sofia Coppola Marie Antoinette we are all boat people extravagance. Mother fucker fast talker what happened to our balanced press? Fuck off. Permanent record, rhetoric at the time, mmm. When did we get to a point where making a ballgown that’s kind of the whole point do you know Jenny?


I’m not as fast I really haven’t done a hell of a lot I’m thinking about things is that fireworks keep talking I don’t really think I have anything I just need to what I’m trying to get out of the mapping at the same time make people sort of make things oh how does your brain work? With Natalie Portman and the guy Zac Efron no the guy from Scrubs she has to wear a little foam helmet because she falls down the famous experiment it’s about authority the pain turn it up to ten it’s like shzzzz. You know and this chicken died S-K-U-A-K how cute is that?



Robbie Karmel comes to Collapse

A few weeks ago N/A space Brunswick East in association with Collapse Collective was lucky enough to host one of Robbie Karmel’s drawing experiments. Robbie Karmel is currently finishing his Masters of Fine Art by Research through the College of Fine Art, Sydney focusing on the use of alternative perceptions of visual and haptic sensations to inform classical subjects within drawing. Most often, but not restricted to, the body. After appearing at the You Are Here festival in March, Robbie was coaxed down to the southern lands in order to bring his interactive drawing exercises to those who couldn’t make it north. The mini residency took the form of a single day in the N/A studio’s where Robbie was set up with tables and a captive audience, including international guests Sipat Lawin, intent on being a part of his research. Robbie used the residency to trial new and showcase different methods of image collecting he had been using with participants asked to either take part as a couple or individually. Couples sat opposite each other and asked to, without looking at their paper or pencil, replicate a drawing Robbie would be tracing on their counterparts face. Individuals would be asked to lye on a makeshift double table, and recreate the tracing of their own face, again without visual feedback from where their pencil was on the paper was at any given point during the exercise.


Alternatively Individuals sat on a chair opposite paper attached to a wall and were asked to perceive Robbie’s tracing of their faces. Results varied from recognisable faces through to abstract line work working its way across the page. Each was beautiful and interesting in its own unique way. Robbie says ‘It’s been a really interesting series of works, and is more about the tactile and proprioceptive experience of the participant than the drawings produced.’ A special thank you to Robbie Karmel for gifting us with his presence, Sarah for initiating the event, N/A space for the use of its studio’s and time and everyone who made it along to the event.  140621_Collapse_RK_3 140621_Collapse_RK_4 140621_Collapse_RK_5

Welcome to the Collapsed Empire

We are Collapse.

We are a fledgling collective.

Every so often we meet up and talk about things that interest us.

We are interested in many things.

We also make things.

We mainly make art.

We mainly make art in the form of; writing, performance, visual art, video, sound art.

We don’t like to restrict our output.

In fact we don’t really like restrictions.

We’ll tell you about ourselves shortly…

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That also sounds like, sort of, in a tina environment thats sotig a lo fo people would be interested inparticipaiting in as well.




I don’t think i want to do anything at tina except present thugh.