No Telos

Brown, A, Cocker, E, Dutton, S, Hock, K, Mackenna, T, Maier, D, Pepper, A, Reynolds, E and Sprawson, D (2019) No Telos. BEAM Editions, Nottingham.

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No Telos is a collaborative artist book involving artists Andrew Brown, Emma Cocker, Steve Dutton, Katja Hock, Tracy Mackenna, Danica Maier, Andy Pepper, Elle Reynolds, Derek Sprawson. Telos – from télos (end), téleios (perfected) and teleîn (fulfilment) – refers to an ultimate aim, a specific end or purpose. In teleological terms, the value of action is goal-oriented, determined in relation to achievement and attainment, the event of completion, of reaching the designated target. Conceived as an antidote to the increasingly outcome-driven tendencies of contemporary culture, No Telos is a research framework for exploring the importance of non-teleological activity for creative thinking and making – of playfulness and open-ended experimentation, of not knowing and getting lost. This project invites a shift from a telos- or goal-driven mode of productivity towards one that opens up space for the unknown or unexpected.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Bath School of Art, Film and Media
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2019 09:38
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2021 09:52
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