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.

Event: Temporary Association

Charlotte Morgan and myself will be contributing to this event at One Thoresby Street, Nottingham (on behalf of S1 Artspace)


Temporary Association, Nottingham
Tuesday 19th April, 2011 From midday
The Temporary Association is a concise introduction and update on the activity of four UK based organisations; Spike Island, Eastside Projects, S1 Artspace and One Thoresby Street. 



Speakers Include:
Marie-Anne.McQuay, Helen Legg - Spike Island, Bristol
Ruth Claxton, Gavin Wade - East Side Projects, Birmingham
Emma Cocker and Charlotte Morgan - S1, Sheffield
Bruce Asbestos - One Thoresby Street / Stand Assembly, Nottingham