founded in 2006, is an international group of artists and writers with over 25 participants. The premise is simple: each month a randomly chosen member of the group assigns a task to be completed within the month by each member of the collective. At the end of a 12-month cycle, we publish these responses as a book and on our website. The responses have varied in terms of medium (video, sound, text, image) and length, but one consistent feature is that the responses must be completed, more or less, within the 30 day period.

The first Collective Task volume was published in 2009.  The second cycle of Collective Task (curated by Lanny Jordan Jackson) was completed in 2011 and was recently published in 2014 (to order this volume, return to the main menu). For the our 3rd cycle, many of the same members have continued, and we invited several new members, including: Sam Winston (UK), Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Guatemala), Suzanne Treister (UK), Erica Baum, and Madeline Gins.

In 2012 we performed at MoMA. We were awarded this honor through the Modern Poets Series, curated by Laura Beiles. Over 20 members of Collective Task performed (each for 3 minutes). In June 2014, the collective performed at the Berlin Poetry Festival.
Robert Fitterman
photo above: cycle 4 task 11, Sam Winston


Cycle 4 has been closed. Here are the responses to all 12 tasks.


A Collective Task Reading​
2015 Nov 1st 7 PM @ 67 Ludlow / Expansion Foam Gallery, New York
Readers are: Kim Rosenfield, Erica Baum, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Sophia Le Fraga, Kristen Gallagher and Andy Sterling


A Night Of Philosophy
Collective Task animates un-dead philosophy.
2015 April 24th 10-12 PM @ Cultural Services of the French Embassy / First Floor / Albertine books

Ct book 2

CT Book 2 launch & performances
2014 December 12, 8 PM @ Postmasters Gallery in New York

Collective Task in Berlin, 2014, Academy of Arts, installation

Poetry Festival
2014 June 9 PM @ Academy of the Arts in Berlin
Performance of Collective Task with: Robert Fitterman, Kristen Gallagher, Sabine Herrmann, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Josef Kaplan, Klaus Killisch, Kristin Lucas, Carol Mirakove, Kim Rosenfield, Monica de la Torre, Yedda Morrison and special guest Halyna Kruk


Modern Poets: Collective Task
2012 March 1st 6 PM @ MoMA, New York

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