Exposition

No Telos (last edited: 2020)

Emma Cocker
Emma Cocker, Danica Maier

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The exposition presents artistic findings and reflections from No Telos, a collaborative research project 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. The first phase of this project took place in Venice (Autumn 2016), against the highly instrumentalised context of the Venice Biennale. No Telos involved experimental exploration of place and process through non-teleological practices of ‘doing’ (the quiet rebellion of making and experimental play) and ‘not doing’ (withdrawal of willed action through meditative attention, slowness and stillness, receptive contemplation and observation). Practices of non-teleological ‘doing’ and ‘becoming’ initiated in Venice have since been gathered within an artists’ book conceived as a ‘score’ for future activation within wider artistic and pedagogical contexts.
typeresearch exposition
date24/04/2019
last modified29/10/2020
statusprogress
share statuspublic
affiliationNottingham Trent University
copyrightEmma Cocker, Danica Maier
licenseAll rights reserved
urlhttps://www.researchcatalogue.net/view/611078/611079


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611096 No Telos landing Emma Cocker All rights reserved
611098 No Telos landing Emma Cocker All rights reserved
615889 No Telos No Telos artists All rights reserved
615891 Title No Telos No Telos artists All rights reserved
615894 contributing artists No Telos artists All rights reserved
615896 contributing artists No Telos artists All rights reserved
693467 Cover Emma Cocker et al All rights reserved
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693469 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-02 Emma Cocker et al All rights reserved
693470 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-05 Danica Maier et al All rights reserved
693471 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-08 Andy Pepper et al All rights reserved
693472 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-10 Emma Cocker et al All rights reserved
693473 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-12 Emma Cocker et al All rights reserved
718915 Cover - copy No Telos artists All rights reserved
718916 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-02 - copy No Telos artists All rights reserved
718917 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-04-copy - copy No Telos artists All rights reserved
718918 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-05 - copy Danica Maier All rights reserved
718919 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-08 - copy Andy Pepper All rights reserved
718920 28.08.19---Beam-Editions--No-Telos-12 - copy No Telos artists All rights reserved
718945 Cover Emma Cocker et al All rights reserved
718978 Walking the Line - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718979 Walking the Line2 - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718980 AB and KH 1 - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Rob Flint All rights reserved
718981 Walking the Line1 - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718982 AB and KH - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Rob Flint All rights reserved
718983 Walking the Line3 - copy Andrew Brown and Katja Hock. Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718986 Reading on Reading 1 - copy Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin.Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718987 Reading on Reading 2 - copy Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin.Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718988 Reading on Reading - copy Emma Cocker, Cordula Daus, Lena Séraphin.Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
718992 Danica Maier - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
718993 danica maier 6 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
718994 danica maier 5 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
718995 danica Maier 4 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
718999 Danica Maier - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719000 danica maier 6 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719001 danica maier 5 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719002 danica Maier 4 - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719003 Danica Maier - copy - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719004 danica maier 6 - copy - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719005 danica maier 5 - copy - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719006 danica Maier 4 - copy - copy Danica Maier. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719008 elle reynolds 4 - copy Elle Reynolds. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719009 Elle Reynolds 5 - copy Elle Reynolds. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719010 Elle Reynolds - copy Elle Reynolds. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719011 elle reynolds 3 - copy Elle Reynolds. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
719025 Circuiting1 - copy Emma Cocker. Photo by Mika Elo All rights reserved
719026 Circuiting - copy Emma Cocker All rights reserved
719027 Emma Cocker - copy Emma Cocker. Photograph by Katja Hock All rights reserved
720930 legs 1 No Telos All rights reserved
720934 legs 2 No Telos All rights reserved
720937 legs 3 No Telos All rights reserved
720957 legs 1 No Telos All rights reserved
720959 legs 2 No Telos All rights reserved
720960 legs 3 No Telos All rights reserved
720964 Katja No Telos All rights reserved
720965 Katja 2 No Telos All rights reserved
720974 Katja 1 No Telos All rights reserved
720975 Katja 2 No Telos All rights reserved
721590 legs iv No Telos All rights reserved
721591 legs. iii No Telos All rights reserved
721592 legs. iii No Telos All rights reserved
721593 legs iv No Telos All rights reserved
721658 more legs No Telos All rights reserved
721660 more legs ii No Telos All rights reserved
721670 blue 2 No Telos All rights reserved
721671 blue devide No Telos All rights reserved
721674 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 16.12.33 No Telos All rights reserved
721675 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 16.12.33 No Telos All rights reserved
721677 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 16.12.44 No Telos All rights reserved
721678 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 16.32.51 No Telos All rights reserved
721679 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 17.25.11 No Telos All rights reserved
721680 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 17.42.18 No Telos All rights reserved
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721685 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 17.17.04 No Telos All rights reserved
721686 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 17.17.26 No Telos All rights reserved
721687 Screen Shot 2018-07-02 at 17.17.33 No Telos All rights reserved
721693 derek ii No Telos All rights reserved
721698 derek No telos All rights reserved
721699 Screen Shot 2018-07-12 at 13.52.38 No Telos All rights reserved
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1030443 NO TELOS Emma Cocker, Danica Maier et al All rights reserved

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