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.

July 8, 2011


Today we reached our Kickstarter goal! Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed, and if you'd still like to contribute, there are 47 hours left, as I type this.

Sunday marks the beginning of our journey, with our kickoff reading with Vanessa Place at Beyond Baroque (invite: here). It's going to be certainly interesting; we're all fans of her work (admittedly, her Notes on Conceptualism, cowritten with Robert Fitterman, lives on a shelf in our bathroom).

We're super excited, a little nervy, and still figuring a lot of things out, but are also filled with energetic momentum.

Many more updates to come,