Modern Poets: Collective Task
Thursday, March 1, 2012 / MoMA / New York
COLLECTIVE TASK, 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.
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.