Missing Rooms, ‘Collins Street’, 5 pm

Year: 1994
Ontology: standalone

Medium: watercolour and lead pencil on paper (framed)

Components: 5
Collection: Public collection: BHP, Melbourne, 1994

W/COLOUR 1

Encyclopaedia of Missing Rooms

fig. 5 – library: Collins Street, 5pm 1955 by John Brack

[text] What about if we meet outside the bank in Collins Street, 5pm and I’ll tell you about how the movie ends.

page 5

W/COLOUR 2

Encyclopaedia of Missing Rooms

fig. 5 – library: Collins Street, 5pm 1955 by John Brack

[text] Sure – except – that bank isn’t in Collins Street, it’s 137-139 Flinders Lane.

Page 5

W/COLOUR 3

Encyclopaedia of Missing Rooms

fig. 5 – library: Collins Street, 5pm 1955 by John Brack

[text] Yeah, but the story goes that at 5pm Brack will concertina the street and some parts of the city, bringing together particular bits while folding the rest into recesses behind.

Page 5

W/COLOUR 4

Encyclopaedia of Missing Rooms

fig. 5 – library: Collins Street, 5pm 1955 by John Brack

[text] Ah! So at 5pm the bank will end up in Collins Street, I see.

Page 5

W/COLOUR 5

Encyclopaedia of Missing Rooms

fig. 5 – library: Collins Street, 5pm 1955 by John Brack

[text] H’m. Life will be pretty treacherous around 5pm so mind you don’t get caught in any of those rooms folded behind – or we’ll never meet – and that’s not how way the movie ends.

Page 5

floorplan captions:

– Room for those in Collins Street, 5pm with names beginning between B-G

– Room for those in Collins Street, 5pm with names beginning between H-M

– Room for those in Collins Street, 5pm with names beginning between N-S

– Room for those in Collins Street, 5pm with names beginning between T-Y

– missing room of memory

Qty ID Medium HxWxD cm
5 Encyclopaedias

watercolour and lead pencil on paper (framed)

38.5 x 28.6 cm (unframed), 50.5 x 40 cm (framed)