“It’s 1957 and speaking is in decline. This seems a bit rash, and surely there’s a time-lapse before the technological jargon takes its toll? Were not sure, which is really the point. And so, for now, change is absolute, the world has absolutely changed and yes, it seems there’s a little less chatting.” Structured by a reluctant philosopher, managed by an overworked copy-editor, supported by an evolving cast of case studies (including a golfer, a politician and a faded celebrity screen-writer), Collapsing in Parts stages the crisis of performing, progress and the loss of private life in an eight-month performance at International Project Space. Collapsing In Parts was conceived as a form of thinking out loud, generating this ‘single-take’ novella. It was originally written episodically over eight months and published online as, when and however the parts were written.