Open Office is a shared research library and participatory project informed by the concepts, discussions, and inquiries that circumscribe 1708’s exhibitions program. Artists involved in past and upcoming exhibitions are invited to provide textual materials that they deem relevant to their practice, project at 1708, and interests. Documents are available for public exploration and personal collection. Open Office does not intend to establish a fully developed, resolute image of specific exhibitions; rather by opening the artistic and curatorial research to the public it allows for dynamic and uncertain assemblages of thoughts and trajectories to emerge.

Documents can be downloaded in pdf form. Open Office also occurs at 1708 and the documents here are first organized by each year’s iteration of the project and second in alphabetical order pertaining to the name of the contributing artist.

2021

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Further Reading List

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Why Everything Is Getting Louder

Bianca Bosker, The Atlantic, November 2019

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Some Thoughts On A Constellation Not Seen

Adrienne Edwards, Brooklyn Rail, November 2020

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

No Romance Without Finance

Mark Fisher, Brooklyn Rail, We are Plan C, January 20, 2017

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Ecology Of Freedom - Legacy Of Freedom

Murray Bookchin, (excerpt pp 173 -197)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Ecology Of Freedom - Legacy Of Domination

Murray Bookchin, (excerpt pp 125 - 145)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

More Brilliant Than The Sun: Adventures in Sonic Fiction – Assembling The Connection Machine

Kodwo Eshun, (excerpt pp 108 - 118)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Poetics Of Relation - Errantry, Exile

Edouard Glissant, (excerpt pp 37-48)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Poetics Of Relation - The Open Boat

Edouard Glissant, (excerpt pp 31-36)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Poetics Of Relation - Imaginary

Edouard Glissant, (excerpt pg 27)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Poetics Of Relation - Glossary

Edouard Glissant (excerpt pp 21-24)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Copy of Unpublished Text to Jeremy For "We Are Here"

Claudia Rankine, January 11, 2019

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Dark Matters: Torches, Torture, and Totau: Lantern Laws in New York City

Simone Browne, 2015 (excerpt)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Material Matters: Black Radical Aesthetics and the Limits of Visibility

Sampada Aranke, e-flux journal #79, February 2017

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Sonic Warfare - Chapter 7: 1944: The Ghost Army

Steve Goodman, (excerpt pp 62-25)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Sonic Warfare - Chapter 5: 1933: Abusing the Military-Entertainment Complex

Steve Goodman, (excerpt pp 52-55)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Sonic Warfare - Chapter 4: 1946: Sonic Dominance

Steve Goodman, (excerpt pp 48-51)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Sonic Warfare - Chapter 3: 2400-1400 B.C. Project Jericho

Steve Goodman, (excerpt pp 36-47)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Sonic Warfare - Introduction, Diagram

Steve Goodman, (excerpt pp 14, 11)

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Lilian Kreutzberger

(selection of images)

Lilian Kreutzberger

The Cold Standard of Drifting Worlds

Sven Loven

Lilian Kreutzberger

Grids

Rosalind Krauss, "OCTOBER" Vol. 9 (Summer, 1979), pp. 50-64

Lilian Kreutzberger

NEW BABYLON

Constant Nieuwenhuys, Written for the exhibition catalogue published by the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, 1974 (excerpts)

Lilian Kreutzberger

Your Addiction to Social Media Is No Accident

Julian Morgans, (excerpts) vice.com

Lilian Kreutzberger

Brothers Karamazov

Fjodor Dostojevski (excerpt)

Lilian Kreutzberger

How U Survive This Life Everyday, Resourcefully aka A Subjective Guide to Waste Management aka The Volatility of Objects Extended and Unedited

Anna Reutinger, Jan van Eyck Labs Residency 2017

Lilian Kreutzberger

Surface, Image, Reception: Painting in a Digital Age

Alex Bacon, Rhizome, May 24 2016

Lilian Kreutzberger

Lily Cox-Richard

Unruly Edges: Mushrooms as Companion Species

Anna Tsing, "Environmental Humanities" volume 1, November 2012

Lily Cox-Richard

Beyond Recognition: Representation, Power, and Culture: The Indignity of Speaking for Others

Craig Owens

Lily Cox-Richard

Court Documents for Asphalt Manifest

Lily Cox-Richard

A Billion Black Anthropocenes or None: Geology, Race, and Matter

Kathryn Yusoff

Lily Cox-Richard

All the Rain Promises and More

David Arora, (excerpt pg. 229)

Lily Cox-Richard

Slammed Doors

Sara Ahmed, feministkilljoys.com, March 17, 2020

Lily Cox-Richard

Umber Majeed

(research scans and works for Trans-Pakistan Zindabad)

Umber Majeed

(research scans from an Urdu Atlas)

Umber Majeed

The New Pakistani Middle Class: Remembering a Modern Pakistan

Ammara Maqsood, (excerpt pp 18-46)

Umber Majeed

The Roundabout Revolutions - Circles of Hell

Eyal Weizman, (excerpt pp 35-56)

Umber Majeed

The Roundabout Revolutions - Revolutions

Eyal Weizman, (excerpt pp 29-33)

Umber Majeed

The Roundabout Revolutions - Self Regulation

Eyal Weizman, (excerpt pp 29-33)

Umber Majeed

Pirate Modernity: Delhi's media urbanism - The Pirate Kingdom

Ravi Sundaram, (excerpt pp 105-118)

Umber Majeed

Pirate Modernity: Delhi's media urbanism - Introduction: after media

Ravi Sundaram, (excerpt pp 12-15)

Umber Majeed

Vesna Pavlović

In Defense of the Poor Image

Hito Steyerl, e-flux journal #10, November 2009

Vesna Pavlović

Photography’s Expanded Field

George Baker, "OCTOBER" 114, Fall 2005

Vesna Pavlović

An Archival Impulse

Hal Foster, OCTOBER 110, Fall 2004

Vesna Pavlović

Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Memoire

Pierre Nora, "Representations" No. 26, Spring, 1989

Vesna Pavlović