No Telos!

No Telos!


No Telos is a collaborative artistic research project for exploring the critical role of uncertainty, disorientation, not knowing and open-ended activity within creative practice and during uncertain times. The project considers different tactics for resisting the increasingly outcome-motivated or achievement-oriented tendencies of contemporary culture, by shifting emphasis from a mode of telos- or goal-driven productivity towards experimental forms of process-led exploration, subversive playfulness and wilful irresolution. No Telos was conceived as a counter-measure to the ubiquitous demands to do more and more — faster and faster.

This artist's book comprises a series of 'scores' drawing on exercises and practices first developed and tested in Venice. The city is is approached as a live laboratory for artistic research.

This highly tactile edition is printed with multiple special features including a screen printed cover, multiple speciality papers, french folds, Risograph printed sections and removable inserts.

130 Pages, 70 Images
210 x 273mm


Published by Beam Editions
ISBN 978-1-9164200-8-3
Limited Edition 200


Delivery times:

UK: 2–3 days | Europe: 5 days | Rest of World: 7 working days

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Featured artists:

Andrew Brown, Emma Cocker, Steve Dutton, Katja Hock ,Tracy Mackenna, Danica Maier, Andy Pepper, Elle Reynolds, Derek Sprawson