tasks


cycle 5

started on September 1, 2017

List of participants:
Continuing members: Chris Alexander, Erica Baum, Laura Boggio (Public Relations), Riccardo Boglione, Felipe Cussen, Rob Fitterman (co-curator), Sophia Le Fraga, Kristen Gallagher, Angela Genusa, Richard Grayson, Sabine Herrmann, Eddie Hopely, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Gabriela Jauregui, Josef Kaplan, Klaus Killisch (co-curator/web designer), Shiv Kotecha, Kristin Lucas, Yedda Morrison, John Paetsch, Kim Rosenfield, Ed Steck, Andy Sterling, Georgina Torello, Suzanne Treister, Sam Winston
New members: Brandon Brown, Alejandro Crawford, Natalie Czech, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, ​Martín Gubbins, Rin Johnson, Kim Junsung, Trisha Low​, Monica McClure, Holly Melgard, Carlos Soto Román, Rod Smith, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Linda Marie Walker, Alli Warren, Aaron Winslow


TASK 01

A new constitution for the future (individual, country, world).
According to recent papers issued by the OECD, “International experience has shown there is no single model for the constitutional reform. A wide scope of modalities exists for amending and reforming a constitution […]. Each case is different and evolving.” (https://www.oecd.org/gov/public-governance-review-chile-2017.pdf, key finding Nº1, p. 25).
Martín Gubbins

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TASK 02

Erotica.
For written narratives and graphic “novels”, consider writing in the genre–at least 1000 words or four pages, suitable for publication as an Amazon Kindle edition. There are helpful guides here and here. All task submissions will be considered for publication on Skeleton Man Press‘s forthcoming Bone Editions erotica imprint, at the discretion, of course, of the editor (ie, me). Finally, keep in mind that Kindle erotica is a thriving business, so this is really a great opportunity to make some quick cash and, perhaps, launch a new career.
Aaron Winslow

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TASK 03

2084: Take us to the future. How does this greenhouse heat up?
Rin Johnson

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cycle 4

started on January 1, 2015

List of participants:
New members: Riccardo Boglione, Georgina Torello, Shiv Kotecha, Serkan Ozkaya, Felipe Cussen, Angela Genusa, Maria Salgado, Sophia Le Fraga, Ana Božičević, Gabriela Jauregui, Tyler Coburn, Richard Grayson, Ed Steck, Continuing Participants: Robert Fitterman, Klaus Killisch, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Sabine Herrmann, Kim Rosenfield, Monica de la Torre, Yedda Morrison, Kristin Lucas, Josef Kaplan, Kristen Gallagher, Vanessa Place, Astrid Lorange, Suzanne Treister, Erica Baum, Sam Winston, Chris Alexander, Lawrence Giffin, Eddie Hopely, Andy Sterling, John Paetsch, Gordon Faylor


TASK 01

Maybe-Dick, or The Whale
Shiv Kotecha

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TASK 02

no repetition
Sophia Le Fraga

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TASK 03

SPLITTING
Maria Salgado

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TASK 04

SWIPE RIGHT
Angela Genusa

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TASK 05

has anyone proposed this before?
Felipe Cussen

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TASK 06

“The liberalism of intelligence has no Index.”
Julio Herrera y Reissig, 1899
Create an Index.
Riccardo Boglione

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TASK 07

GIVEN I: WATERFALL
GIVEN II: LANTERN
GIVEN III: MAGIC
GIVEN IV: GHOST
Serkan Ozkaya

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TASK 08

Back to nature: unearth in broad detail.
Gabriela Jauregui

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TASK 09

Enter ghast mode.
Ed Steck

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TASK 10

Worlds In Collision
Richard Grayson

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TASK 11

Please design a uniform for Collective Task.
Kim Rosenfield

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TASK 12

Neque porro quisquam est qui dolorem ipsum quia dolor sit amet, consectetur, adipisci velit…
“There is no one who loves pain itself, who seeks after it and wants to have it, simply because it is pain…”.
Angela Genusa

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cycle 3

started on March 1, 2013

List of participants: Robert Fitterman, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Andy Sterling, Astrid Lorange (Australia), Madeline Gins, Matvei Yankelevich, Carol Mirakove, Chris Alexander, Eddie Hopely (Australia), Gordon Faylor, John Paetsch, Josef Kaplan, Kim Rosenfield, Klaus Killisch (Germany), Kristen Gallagher, Kristin Lucas, Lawrence Giffin, Patrick Lovelace, Sabine Herrmann (Germany), Vanessa Place, Mónica de la Torre, Yedda Morrison, Sam Winston (UK), Suzanne Treister (UK), Erica Baum, Rodrigo Rey Rosa (Guatemala)


TASK 01

A weird object. Not weird because it looks weird or says something weird necessarily. The strangeness of the project is about how people behave in relation to it. How you actually use it or feel it or engage with it is uncertain, ambiguous, ambivalent, doubtful, circumspect, circuitous, or circumvented. Either/or, Neither/nor, Both/and. Between them lies the period of the transformation of the one into the other. Undefined, irregular, unsettled, precarious. What social functions will remain in existence there that are analogous to present functions? More or less modified, more or less transformed, more or less realized. I have now come to the end, for the appendix that now follows in the program does not constitute a characteristic component part of it. Hence, I can be very brief.
Appendix
cycle-3-task-1a
Chris Alexander

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TASK 02

“… nought but a cunning dupery of sense…” —Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, translated by Samuel Beckett.
Mónica de la Torre

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TASK 03

Penmanship – Your running hand
The root of the word cursive is the Latin cursus past participle of currere to run.
Letters do not have to be relentlessly connected.
Your running hand can have rapid legible handwriting that is semi-joined or perhaps uses few, if any joins.
The choice about joining is yours.
Erica Baum

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TASK 04

It is here, when everything has been given over to viewing that one perceives that there is nothing left to see. Finish with a good turn in the dust.
Lanny Jordan Jackson

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TASK 05

Design a badge/button/pin.
Suzanne Treister

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TASK 06

dislocation awareness
Kristin Lucas

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TASK 07

Halber Mensch (Half Man)
Halber Mensch is a studio album by Berlin band Einstürzende Neubauten (collapsing new-buildings). It was released on 2 September 1985. wikipedia, lyrics
Klaus Killisch

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TASK 08

How low can you go?
Rodrigo Rey Rosa

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TASK 09

The Gay Science
Astrid Lorange

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TASK 10

Couple and weave the human-animal’s biological processes with other ecological cycles through variants or conceptually linked ideas of shit; ineluctable results; digestion, fabrication, intervention (Arendt). And “the friend”; to or of; embarrassment of riches.
Eddie Hopely

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TASK 11

February’s task will honor the life work of our member Madeline Gins who passed away a few weeks ago. I propose that we respond to her work in any way at all. Here is the reversible destiny site again, if you find it useful: www.reversibledestiny.org
Robert Fitterman

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TASK 12

Selfie hack
Yedda Morrison

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cycle 2

started on June 1, 2011

List of participants: Andy Sterling, Astrid Lorange, Carol Mirakove, Chris Alexander, Eddie Hopely, J. Gordon Faylor, John Paetsch, Kristin Lucas, Josef Kaplan, Kieran Daly, Kim Rosenfield, Klaus Killisch, Kristen Gallagher, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Lawrence Giffin, Patrick Lovelace, Robert Fitterman, Sabine Herrmann, Sam Tierney, Stacy Doris, Vanessa Place.


TASK 01

blindfold
Lanny Jordan Jackson

responses + Carol Mirakove


TASK 02

This is inadmissible.
Vanessa Place

responses + Patrick Lovelace


TASK 03

Tribute
Sabine Herrmann

responses+ Patrick Lovelace


TASK 04

Art for a non-human.
Lawrence Giffin

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TASK 05

A Grammar
Astrid Lorange

responses + Carol Mirakove, Patrick Lovelace


TASK 06

Deathbed Confession
Andy Sterling

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TASK 07

Durational Aesthetics
J. Gordon Faylor

responses + Patrick Lovelace


TASK 08

Jesus & Tequila
Kristen Gallagher

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TASK 09

Talk to a cop.
Josef Kaplan

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TASK 10

Finger Geometry
Kristin Lucas

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TASK 11

[SUBTRACTION/you have to stop doing anything” Oct 8, 2011 – Let’s stop everything for a few days and see if you feel better, and then if you do, we’ll I just need to Stop Doing Anything for awhile. to cutJul 26, 2011 – You can’t afford to go another day doing anything]
John Paetsch

responses + Patrick Lovelace


TASK 12

How does one wrap up a year’s worth of illuminating thought and practice? How to say goodbye to what has been and how to shift our gaze toward what is to come? My friends, that time is nigh: a time to reflect, a time to laugh, a time to cry, in other words, a time for everything under heaven. It is always bittersweet to traverse the threshold of the final chapter. And yet, it is our hope, no, our responsibility, to frame what has been, so that we can look ahead toward what will be. Hence, the vital nature of our task: you are hereby commended to construct a preface for the work of Collective Task. May God be with you!
Kim Rosenfield and Robert Fitterman

responses:
Robert Fitterman, Kristen Gallagher, Lawrence Giffin, Sabine Herrmann, Eddie Hopely, Lanny Jordan Jackson, Josef Kaplan, Klaus Killisch, Astrid Lorange, Patrick Lovelace, Kim Rosenfield, Andy Sterling



cycle 1

started on March 1, 2006

List of participants: Robert Fitterman, Tim Davis, Mónica de la Torre, Stay Doris, Carol Mirakove, Yedda Morrison, Kim Rosenfield, Lisa Sanditz, Rod Smith, Juliana Spahr, Sabine Herrmann, Klaus Killisch. Volume 1 of Collective Task was designed by Dirk Rowntree and published by Patrick Lovelace Editions.

Responses are shown on cycle 1 web-site.


TASK 01

Create a piece around your first purchase of the month of March.
Robert Fitterman


TASK 02

What is the mainstream, where is the mainstream? How does it work?
What or else shall we do about the mainstream? Talk to me.
Tim Davis


TASK 03

A pin for the many rallies and marches in favor of the rights of illegal immigrants reads: TODOS SOMOS ILEGALES. (All of us are illegal.) Take the issue on.
Mónica de la Torre


TASK 04

exemplify torture.
Stacy Doris


TASK 05

I have in recent months been thinking about the import of celebratory energy in sustaining efforts towards radical change. We witnessed this phenomenon in the antiapartheid revolution and in current movements throughout Latin America. Recently, I felt it in the May Day demonstration in NYC’s Union Square. Bring fiesta to your revolution.
Carol Mirakove


TASK 06

Get on your safety gear (or take it off) and wade your geographic particulars. Read these before you head out….
Yedda Morrison


TASK 07

Send me 50 dollars.
Kim Rosenfield


TASK 08

My October idea is to honor the spirit of Freecycle. That is, all materials used in the project must be used, borrowed, bartered or stolen. No money can change hands for the materials of your project. If you are someone who already freecycles materials in your usual practice, whether it is physical, linguistic, musical or other, please freecycle with a new material or in a new methodology.
Lisa Sanditz


TASK 09

One act.
Rod Smith


TASK 10

Search and browse 4,500 news sources updated continuously.
Juliana Spahr