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CYCLE ONE started on March 1, 2006 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] CYCLE TWO started on June 1, 2011 TASK 01 blindfold [Lanny Jordan Jackson] TASK 02 This is inadmissible. [Vanessa Place] TASK 03 Tribute [Sabine Herrmann] TASK 04 Art for a non-human. [Lawrence Giffin] TASK 05 A Grammar [Astrid Lorange] TASK 06 Deathbed Confession [Andy Sterling] TASK 07 Durational Aesthetics [J. Gordon Faylor] TASK 08 Jesus & Tequila [Kristen Gallagher] TASK 09 Talk to a cop. [Josef Kaplan] TASK 10 Finger Geometry [Kristin Lucas] 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] 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] CYCLE THREE STARTED ON MARCH 1, 2013 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. [CHRIS ALEXANDER] TASK 02 “… NOUGHT BUT A CUNNING DUPERY OF SENSE…” —SOR JUANA INÉS DE LA CRUZ, TRANSLATED BY SAMUEL BECKETT. [MÓNICA DE LA TORRE] 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] 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] TASK 05 DESIGN A BADGE/BUTTON/PIN. [SUZANNE TREISTER] TASK 06 DISLOCATION AWARENESS [KRISTIN LUCAS] TASK 07 HALBER MENSCH (HALF MAN) IS A STUDIO ALBUM BY BERLIN BAND EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN (COLLAPSING NEW-BUILDINGS). IT WAS RELEASED ON 2 SEPTEMBER 1985. [KLAUS KILLISCH] TASK 08 HOW LOW CAN YOU GO? [RODRIGO REY ROSA] TASK 09 THE GAY SCIENCE [ASTRID LORANGE] 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] 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] TASK 12 SELFIE HACK [YEDDA MORRISON] CYCLE FOUR STARTED ON JANUARY 1, 2015 TASK 01 MAYBE-DICK, OR THE WHALE [SHIV KOTECHA] TASK 02 NO REPETITION [SOPHIA LE FRAGA] TASK 03 SPLITTING [MARIA SALGADO] TASK 04 SWIPE RIGHT [ANGELA GENUSA] TASK 05 HAS ANYONE PROPOSED THIS BEFORE? [FELIPE CUSSEN] TASK 06 “THE LIBERALISM OF INTELLIGENCE HAS NO INDEX.” JULIO HERRERA Y REISSIG, 1899 CREATE AN INDEX. [RICCARDO BOGLIONE] TASK 07 GIVEN I: WATERFALL GIVEN II: LANTERN GIVEN III: MAGIC GIVEN IV: GHOST [SERKAN OZKAYA] TASK 08 BACK TO NATURE: UNEARTH IN BROAD DETAIL. [GABRIELA JAUREGUI] TASK 09 ENTER GHAST MODE. [ED STECK] TASK 10 WORLDS IN COLLISION [RICHARD GRAYSON] TASK 11 PLEASE DESIGN A UNIFORM FOR COLLECTIVE TASK. [KIM ROSENFIELD] 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] CYCLE FIVE STARTED ON September 1, 2017 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.” [Martín Gubbins]