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.

Project: Pay attention to the footnotes (Kuopio)




Pay Attention to the Footnotes, Kuopio (2010)
Emma Cocker (with Open City)

Documented during the timeframe of ANTI festival, Kuopio, Finland
29th September – 3rd October

The documentation attempts to provide a tangential record of the festival, whilst testing a project conceived in relation to urban city space against the site-specificity of Kuopio.

No.1 documented whilst locating Holly Rumble’s One Minute Bird Watching
No.2 documented not far from Rosie Dennis’ Downtown Kuopio
No.3 documented on route to Kira O’ Reilly’s Untitled Bomb Shelter Action for Kuopio, Returning
No.4 documented 12 minutes into Regin Igloria’s The ANTI 10K Run Write Run!
No.5 documented in the vicinity of Caroline Bergvall’s Flag Up
No.6 documented at the site of Maija Hirvanen’s On Ice Anti
No.7 documented round the corner from Sarah van Lamsweerde’s Instant Fiction
No.8 documented 16 hours after Johanna Hällsten’s Everyday Opera