No Telos - Book launch at the Research Pavilion, Venice Biennale

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Sunday - 16th June 5.30 - 8pm

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. This artists’ book comprises a series of ‘scores’ drawing on exercises and practices first developed and tested in Venice (2017). The city is approached as a working ground or live laboratory for artistic research and aesthetic investigation, for poetic inscription and playful experimentation.

We’ll be launching the book Sunday 16 August at Research Pavilion during the Venice Biennale.

‘Convocation: on Expanded Language-based Practices’

The book launch will be part of Convocation—a call to come together, a gathering of expanded language-based practices. Weaving between artistic research and phenomenological approaches, this three-day event will include open workshops, live research, collective writing/reading exercises, and performative lectures.

More information about attending the Research Pavilion

Practical information

The location for Convocation is:
Research Pavilion
Sala del Camino + theatre
Campo S. Cosmo 621
Giudecca, Venice

Convocation will take place in the Research Pavilion itself with some sessions also taking place in the theatre/dance studio space within the same building. Some sessions will also take place outside in the local neighbourhood. 


If you are staying on Giudecca you can get either a water ferry or bus from the airport.


From the Marco Polo airport

You can get the Red or Blue Line of the Alilaguna Water ferry directly to Giudecca (Cost 27 EURO return). There are signs for the water ferries in the airport.


By blue ATVO bus

(travel time: 35 minutes)

Cost: 8€ one-way ticket or 15€ return ticket. Tickets not sold by the driver (except on bank holidays and between 8 p.m. and 8 a.m.). Tickets can be purchased at an ATVO ticket booth or from an automatic ticket machine at the bus departure bay.

Schedule: First bus leaves at 7:50 a.m. - Last bus leaves at 11:50 p.m.

2 buses departing every hour (at 20 and 50 minutes past the hour)

Alternative: The ACTV public bus (Line 5 - Aerobus) runs at 10 and 40 minutes past every hour between 4:08 a.m. and 1:10 a.m.

- Take the bus to the Piazzale Roma terminus (most vaporetti leave from here)

- Cross the square, and take a vaporetto Line 2 (towards Tronchetto-San Zacaria), and get off at Palanca (travel time: 25 minutes)

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