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THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY Nephele grantees were announced here on Monday, June 1st, 2020.

  • Maria Nicolacopoulou

Nephele Grant Honourable Mentions will be posted on our news page soon.

Purple Glow

Peri Physeōs


peri-Tēchnes, the online magazine in collaboration with THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY is calling for papers and/or visual essays where a writer is called to focus on the existing body of work/or upcoming project by a creative professional (artist, performers, playwrights, composers etc)  whose work reflects on the notion of physis.


Physis as the encompassing notion of nature spanning from its pre-Socratic sense as νόμος, nomos, in Homeric Greek, as discussed among Stoics, in the Ionian School, by Plato in book 10 of Laws as well as by Aristotle.  He who has claimed that the physis is dependent on techne. This call is an invitation to approach the subject at hand through the routes of philosophy, mythology, and the pervasively nearly-exhausted notion of anthropocene. What we are asking, is if we can reframe the cultural, economic and environmental crises that we face today within the ancient concepts of physis and tēchne, and most importantly phronesis. Phronesis, the wisdom. This is especially true as it pertains to our understanding of what nature is and what technologies create in relation to this.


The papers selected will be a part of an on-going digital exhibition on the New-York based peri-Tēchnes online magazine, while selected pieces will be featured throughout 2020-2021 on THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY website and/or anthologies.


peri-Tēchnes is a website dedicated to interdisciplinary and cross-temporal art practices. Most importantly, it seeks to bring you in contact with the art scene in Greece in relation to the its broader MENA geographical area and the work of incredible artists from across the seas. The editor, Tiffany Apostolou is a New York-based curator, writer, and consultant on matters of cross-temporal and interdisciplinary art practices.


Submission deadline: September 1st, 2020

Digital exhibition: Fall 2020

Email subject: Peri Physeōs PTTTS APPLICATION / FULLNAME / 2020

Application form can be downloaded here

Please email us a single pdf file titled as follows:  1 & 2. FULLNAME_PTTTS_SUBMISSION_2020.PDF +  FULLNAME_PTTTS_IMAGELIST_2020.PDF​​​

Send to: and

Conditions of entry:

Creative professionals and writers on any nationality based in Greece.
Creative professionals and writers of Greek heritage residing anywhere in the world.
Creative professionals and writers with studies and practiced informed or imbedded in Greek philosophy, mythology, and/or Greek cultural studies.

Creative professional of all disciplines and industries. 

Submissions options:

1. A paper/project between 700 to 1500 words (without citations) + 2 to 6 images (with captions and credits)

2. Visual essay between 3 to 12 images (up to 250 words if needed) (please caption and credit accordingly)

3. Video/Sound art/music/performance works between 30 seconds to 5 minutes.

Images and documents:

  1. Please send documents in PDF format and images in JPEG form 300dpi. For video/sound art/music/performance submissions we only accept for reviewing purposes links with passwords.
    All images must be true to colour.

         Title, date, medium of each artwork submitted.
         Title and date of the paper submitted 

    2. Application form 

    3. Up-to-date CV of the author (max. 4 pages) and a 250 bio of the featured artist’s work

Submission guidelines:

1. All Peri Physeōs submissions should be in English.  

2. Fair use code should be implemented for all images and resources used.

3. All citations should appear at the end of the paper/project submitted for review and consideration. Please follow Chicago style citing.

4. Only papers presenting original and previously unpublished content will be accepted and considered.

5. The authors of the selected papers/projects will have to sign a release agreement form with both peri-Tēchnes and THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY upon the culmination of the selection process. The form will be emailed to the authors. All other submissions and contact information of  the remaining applicants will not be saved in the records of peri-Tēchnes and/or THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY. peri-Tēchnes and THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY have no rights over the non-selected material.

6. Papers submitted will be thoroughly reviewed by the designated jury at a rate of three reviews or more per paper.

7. Staff, members and affiliates of both peri-Tēchnes and/or THE ΤΕΛΟΣ SOCIETY are eligible to apply.


Peri Physeōs selection committee:

Georgia Kotretsos, Artist | Professional Spectator | Founder of THE TELOS SOCIETY, Greece

Tiffany Apostolou, Art Historian and Researcher | Editor of  peri-Tēchnes, United States

Stefano Masserini, Semiotics - Mass Media Research | Creative Director, Italy/Austria

Serkan Ozkaya, Artist, United States

Nicole Economides, Artist, United States

Mehul Sangham, Executive Director, Culture Hack Labs, South Africa/Canada/Costa Rica

Dimitrios Spyrou, Art Historian, Greece


All work submitted will be reviewed. Only the authors of selected paper/projects will be notified via email by the end of August 2020

Purple Glow

What is the findability of the art-object? In the production of art-objects the artist is in the simultaneous process of thinking-as-production and acting-in-thinking. Yet the object itself, the very result of the artistic endeavour, does not engender the direct perception of its meaning – it is veiled and obscured. It is this hermeneutic veil, a linguistic and coded interface that allows the unravelling of the mystery of the art-object


Perhaps, ‘the art’ can only be found in this veil that has been carefully constructed for the viewer – who is absent the moment of creation, yet as present as the material itself. In accordance with this the artist can only create in the absence of themselves, there is no artist, nor creation nor observer. What is left is a speculative field that we now need to redefine, find new language for and new perspectives of understanding. 


The ephemeral experience of the art-object is both transcendental and necessarily imminent to experience - yet we are happy to reduce this to mere understandable terms. In the moment, the art object creates a singular transhuman experience and event. How can we begin to understand the multiple and singular poetics of experience of this?

It is also the veil, under which the art-object is produced, in which its power to shift perception is anchored. Is the real ‘weight’ of the object, as Harman described in its trinary qualities; or as Baudrillard may offer, only in the system of objects? As we become more embedded within the hyperreal surfaces of a world teetering towards the precipice of ecological crisis, perhaps we must explore the potential for art-objects to affect or generate Morton’s hyperobjects.


In this context, objects break the liminal spaces of understanding and have the power to create ontological dissonance.


In this call for papers for the TTS forthcoming anthology of essays, we are asking you to explore the speculative space where art can happen. This is necessary in the juncture of both human and cultural history, as we continue to redefine and articulate the art-object in its hyperreal form.

Submission deadline: October 1st, 2020

Submit: Papers between 1500 to 3000 words (without citations) + 2 to 6 images (with captions and credits)

                   TTS accepts papers in Greek, English, French, German and Arabic. And an abstract 350 words in  English. 

Email subject: TTS / HYPEROBJECTS / FULLNAME / 2020

Application form can be downloaded here

Please email to TTS a single pdf file titled as follows:  FULLNAME_TTS_HYPEROBJECTS.2020.PDF 

Send to:

Conditions of entry:

Creative professionals and writers of all nationalities and ages may submit papers for review. 

The Open Call selection committee:

Georgia Kotretsos, Artist | Professional Spectator | Founder of THE TELOS SOCIETY, Greece

Mehul Sangham, Team of Advisors, THE TELOS SOCIETY | Executive Director, Culture Hack Labs, South Africa/Canada/Costa Rica

Abdellah Karroum, Board of Advisors, THE TELOS SOCIETY | Founder of  L'appartement22, Morocco 

Ayman A. El-DesoukyTHE TELOS SOCIETY 20|20 Member | Associate Professor of Modern Arabic and Comparative Literature,  Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Qatar

Peter Machen, Team of Advisors, THE TELOS SOCIETY | Writer, South Africa/Germany

Purple Glow



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