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.

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.