Emma Cocker is a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Reader in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. Operating under the title Not Yet There, her research enquiry focuses on the process of artistic endeavour, alongside models of (art) practice and subjectivity that resist the pressure of a single, stable position by remaining wilfully unresolved. Cocker’s work unfolds restlessly along the threshold between writing/art. Whilst embracing the potential of the essayistic (as a tentative effort or trial), her writing includes experimental, performative and collaborative approaches to producing texts parallel to and as art practice. Cocker's recent writing has been published in Failure, 2010; Stillness in a Mobile World, 2010; Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought, 2011; Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, 2012; Reading/Feeling (Affect), 2013; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; and as a solo collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016. She is currently a key-researcher on the project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, with the artistic research findings published as an accompanying artists' book/research compendium, 2017.


I have been invited to participate in:
East Street Arts, LEEDS
26th March 2010
Curated by David Berridge

ART WRITING FIELD STATION was initially developed as part of Field Recordings 06.02.10 - 21.02.10, Five Years Gallery London.
From David’s Press release/statement about the project

“Histories of experimental poetics and writing are often related to practices and metaphors of “the field” - from Charles Olson’s "open field” poetics to engagements with anthropological field trips and field notes as models for situational and performative writing. The aim of ART WRITING FIELD STATION is to try and explore how such ideas can inform current writing practices by offering an event that models the idea of " a writer in the field" and also offers a "field recording" of such practices in operation … ART WRITING FIELD STATION gathers a group of practitioners, each of whom presents some "material" or "evidence" of their own "field."”