Emma Cocker is a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Associate Professor in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. Operating under the title Not Yet There, Cocker's 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. Her mode of working unfolds restlessly along the threshold between writing/art, including 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; Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, and as a solo collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016.

‘Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Research’

I have been invited to contribute an essay/hypothesis to a forthcoming publication edited by the artist Nikolaus Gansterer entitled ‘Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Research.


Image: Nikolaus Gansterer (from the website http://www.gansterer.org/) 


‘Drawing a Hypothesis - Figures of Research' will be
 released in Autumn in cooperation with Springer Science Publisher
 (Vienna/New
 York), the Jan Van Eyck Academy and the University of Applied Art in Vienna. Essays on the topic of science, drawing and perception are combined 
in this
 book forming a fragmentary encyclopaedia of lines of thoughts.
 The publication will be released for the Frankfurt Book Fair in the Autumn.