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.

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)