Repeater Books is dedicated to the creation of a new reality. The landscape of twenty-first-century arts and letters is faded and inert, riven by fashionable cynicism, egotistical self-reference and a nostalgia for the recent past. Repeater intends to add its voice to those movements that wish to enter history and assert control over its currents, gathering together scattered and isolated voices with those who have already called for an escape from Capitalist Realism. Our desire is to publish in every sphere and genre, combining vigorous dissent and a pragmatic willingness to succeed where messianic abstraction and quiescent co-option have stalled: abstention is not an option: we are alive and we don’t agree.
☻ I’m Erica, a fun! conceptual! collaborative! art director and designer currently living in Portland, OR. I consider myself an “idea person” and a ~proper generalist~ with experience working on all sorts of creative teams (in-house, editorial, broadcast, agency). My resumé is diverse, yet I consistently finds myself in roles that allow me to wear many hats and encourage experimentation. I am happiest when collaborating with other creative folks and developing rich stories that make you feel some feels. The creative magic of surprise only happens when there is truly room to play. Here for a fun and kind time :)
Esther Choi's practice operates in the interdisciplinary space between art and architecture. As a multidisciplinary artist, trained in architectural history, her work adopts different formats – from photographs, videos and installations to books and essays. Bridging disciplines, her work often identifies erasures in historical narratives and cultural practices, and occupies these absences as spaces to recuperate and re-imagine them.
Choi's work has been exhibited internationally and featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Architectural Digest, Dezeen, Vanity Fair, Vogue, 032C, and more. Her artist’s book Le Corbuffet (Prestel, 2019) received a James Beard nomination for photography in 2020.
Choi is the co-editor of two anthologies: Architecture at the Edge of Everything Else (MIT Press, 2010) and Architecture Is All Over (Columbia U Press, 2017). Her writing has appeared in Art Papers, Artforum, SSENSE, PIN-UP, Journal of Architectural Education and Architectural Review. Essays by Choi are included in the edited volumes Hippie Modernism (Walker Art Center, 2015), Reaper (JRP Ringier, 2015) and Radical Pedagogies (Sternberg, 2021). She is presently working on a collection of essays about the aesthetic and architectural dimensions of climate breakdown.
Choi is the Founding Director of Office Hours, a global mentoring initiative for BIPOC students and emerging designers. She has taught courses in photography, architecture, criticism and curatorial practice at OCAD University in Toronto, and Parsons the New School and Cooper Union in New York City.
She holds a PhD in Architectural History and Theory from Princeton University. Born in Toronto, she currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
Taeyoon Choi is an artist, educator, and activist. His art involves performance, electronics, drawings, and installations that form the basis for storytelling and social practice. He published artists’ books, including ‘Urban Programming 101’ and ‘Anti-Manifesto.’ Choi was an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Workspace, The Frank-Ratchye Studio for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. He was a fellow at the Data and Society Research Institute and Eyebeam Art and Technology Center. He received commissions from Art +Technology Lab, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and SeMA Biennale Mediacity Seoul. Choi co-founded the School for Poetic Computation in New York where he continues to organize sessions and teach classes on art and critical theory of technology. He collaborates with various communities to unlearn the boundaries between disability and normalcy, and enhance accessibility and inclusion. He’s working on Distributed Web of Care at the moment.