Collapscapes is an El Ultimo Grito_POI project that describes constructs which artificially compress time and space in order to assist production. In doing so, Collapscapes generate a new sense place, with distinct rhythms different from those found naturally. Early industrial models are based on this principle, where distant activities are brought together into a new artificial/mechanised/technologised internal organisms which was reflected by its construction.
Collapscapes as a project reflects on this observation and explores the narrative possibilities of systems. How systems develop their own language of system that allows to engage in the reality or construct that they are describing. And then in particular will analyze the film industry and the golden age of the studio culture as constructed collapscapes as an orderly assemblage of diverse times and places. Inside which you could time travel from Manhattan to the Roman circus or the Far West. The collapscape is not the product of cinema and its narrative logic but of its industrialisation. Collapscapes is a two part exhibition: Part 1 with [Senne], Brussels and Part 2 with Design Project Room, HEAD_Genéve.
PART 1: Industrial utopian assemblages conceptualised in a series of 'collapscaped' industrial sites. The maps research big corporations globalised production networks, their sites are extracted from google maps and arranged in isolation according to their production synergies. The folding of the posters illustrates the forceful collapse of time and space employed by early industrial models. The 'collapscapes' generated become three dimensional models of utopian autonomous production islands.
The final work is the COLLAPSCAPES bookzine, an experimental research publication, which collated works and ideas by El Ultimo Grito, POI, Quique Corrales. Edited and designed by POI and published by Shopwork.
POI is an independent research group composed by Rosario Hurtado, Roberto Feo, Stuart Bannocks and Just Mike.