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. 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.

Publication: Performing the City

Performing the City is a new publication/pamphlet produced collaboration with Bianca Scliar Mancini and Sara Wookey. Performing the City brings together material from Movement and the City, an ongoing research project-workshop led by Bianca Scliar Mancini and Sara Wookey, and Experiments Along the Brink of I, a prose response by myself to witnessing and participating in Movement and the City workshops in Zagreb (2009) and Toronto (2010).

Above: Performing the City: Pamphlet cover and 'Experiments Along the Brink of I', Emma Cocker