Electricity is on the move. So, too, is language. The 'Lectric Collective is interested in orchestrating collisions between the language arts and other art forms, to re-establish a kinetic relationship among them, and to ignite artistic mobility through its diverse contemporary vehicles. We are devoted to process and the healthy continuation of artistic junctions.

Together, the collective has written one collaborative chapbook (One Hundred), a short play (Breadsongs), has created a variety of visual works, and curated a number of events, detailed on the PROJECTS page.

The collective was formed by Jillian Roberts, Kelsa Trom, and Sarah Rothberg in March 2010. They once resided happily together in Oakland, CA and are now scattered between San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Brooklyn.

March 17, 2010

Answering your questions.

Hello everyone,

We've been getting some great responses for our call for art submissions, but we've also been getting a lot of questions about the process. I'm going to take a minute to address a few of these issues.

"Am I supposed to send examples of my work, or the work I'd like to be displayed?"

Please send us examples! We're going to send you poems to work off of, and those are what we'd like to exhibit at the event.

"What if I really want to participate but don't have a portfolio ready to send?"

If you really can't produce any examples of your work, we'd still like to consider what it is you'd like to make. If that is the case, please propose your project to us (at lectriccollective@blogspot.com) and we’ll get back to you.

“I want to create an installation/ exhibit a photograph/ display my architectural diagrams/ anything else not explicitly mentioned on your flyer. Is that what you’re looking for?”

We’d really love to see work in any medium, as long as we could feasibly exhibit it and that it is inspired by the poetry we send to you.

“What about interactive art?”

We love it! Interaction is really one of the main things we’re trying to foster with this series.


We’re interested, let’s talk.

“When is the event scheduled for/ where and when is it/ who are the poets?”

While these are all excellent questions, we’re still working out the final details and want to have everything solidified before we make any official announcements. The first event is tentatively scheduled for April 22. It will be in Oakland, and it will be in the evening. We’re keeping the poets under wraps for now, but, believe us, you should be excited!

Hope that helps,