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 the process of artistic exploration 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 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.

Launch: COPY publication

COPY publication Launch and Party

Site Gallery, Sheffield
Thursday 6 September 6 – 8pm

As part of COPY’s residency at Site Gallery, this event presents work by Joanna Loveday and Charlotte Morgan, a series of commissioned prints by Daniel Fogarty, Louisa Martin, Ami Clarke and Fay Nicolson and Oliver Smith, and launches a new publication Papers, Fictions, Scripts and Circles. Papers, Fictions, Scripts and Circles features contributions from David Berridge, Rachel Lois Clapham, Ami Clarke, Emma Cocker, Patrick Coyle, Jamie Crewe, Simon Cutts, Kit Hammonds, Lynn Harris, Jennifer Hodgson, Simon Lewandowski,  Francis McKee, Tamarin Norwood, David Osbaldeston, Alun Rowlands and Erica Van Horn, and acts as an index to the Saturday Brunch Conversations which will be available for listening here.