Joe DiGuiseppe sent me a text saying there is a picture of me with a big shit eating grin on my face in the new publication of TASK by Oliver Herring, (yes, and i saw a camera phone pic and I look ridiculous) The book is published by Illinois State University.  If you are asking, WTF is TASK, the university website has this synopsis.

“TASK documents a burgeoning phenomenon begun in 2002 by artist Oliver Herring, who developed TASK as a self-generating, improvisational gathering in which a community engages in a collaborative art-making event. Using cardboard, tape, aluminum foil, pipe cleaners, markers and other materials, participants follow a simple set of rules: write a task for someone to perform, then randomly select a task to perform yourself (e.g. “Use cardboard mailing tubes to make a symphony;” “Form a conga line;” “Create a crime scene”). The cycle continues, task building upon task, as people share new ways to develop ideas and solve problems.”

For those of you who are still like WTF. Oliver has a wordpress site dedicated to providing information and here are a couple snapshots that might enlighten you from the FLUXTASKS that happened at fluxSPACE in Philadelphia.




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