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.
COLLECTIVE TASK has been invited by Literaturwerkstatt to participate in the Poetry Festival at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin. The performance of COLLECTIVE TASK is on June 11 at 9:00 pm. COLLECTIVE TASK in Berlin participates are: 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. These 12 members of the collective will present texts, images and photographs, which were responses to the collective’s “tasks”.
COLLECTIVE TASK installation for the Poetry Festival 2014 at the Academy of the Arts in Berlin by Sabine Herrmann and Klaus Killisch with supporting help from Wolfgang Stärke.