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 focuses on artistic processes and practices, and the performing of ‘thinking-in-action’ emerging therein; on 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 practice involves ‘contiguous writing’ — a mode of creative-critical writing that seeks to touch upon rather than being explicitly about. Her 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, The Yes of the No, 2016.

Performance: Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis (V)

Below are some images of the performance-lecture Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis, performed on the opening night of An Exhibition on the Study of Knowledge, at Stadtpark Forum, Graz on 13th April 2012. The lecture was presented from Marjolijn Dijkman’s LUNĂ„ (2011), a facsimile of the original table around which an influential group of industrialists and thinkers known as the Lunar Society would meet each month in Birmingham. An Exhibition on the Study of Knowledge includes work by Rossella Biscotti, Marjolijn Dijkman, Nikolaus Gansterer, Toril Johannessen, Pilvi Takala, Haegue Yang, Gernot Wieland, and was curated by Margit Neuhold and Fatos UstekPrevious iterations of the performance-lecture have taken place at  (Part I) M HKA, Antwerp; (Part II) KNAW and (Part III) Kunsthalle Project Space, Vienna, and (Part IV) NGBK, Berlin. A recent review of the publication Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought can be read here. The images below are from Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis, Nikolaus Gansterer & Emma Cocker, Documentation of a performance-lecture installation at Stadtpark Forum, Graz, performed from Marjolijn Dijkman’s LUNĂ„ (2011) and Haegue Yang (images on the left)