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 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. 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.

Video work: Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis




I have recently been working with Nikolaus Gansterer on a video version of our collaborative performance reading, Drawing on Drawing a Hypothesis, which will be presented as part of Nikolaus’ solo show When Thought Becomes Matter and Matter Turns into Thought, at Kunstraum Niederoesterreich, Vienna, Austria from 7 June - 31 July 2013. Video extracts will be posted here shortly. A catalogue will be published and presented at the opening with text
 by Christiane Krejs, Karin Harrasser, Andreas Spiegl and Emma Cocker.
 Catalogue design by Simona Koch. The video will also be shown as part of the AGORA, the Athens Biennale at the building of the former Athens Stock Exchange, Greece, 29 Sept – 1 Dec 2013


Other related links
An interview between Nikolaus and the Drawing Center’s (NY) Curatorial Assistant Nova Benway discussing the generative potential of diagrams and the Drawing a Hypothesis project (in advance of Nikolaus' show Drafts Phase III [Information Transmission - Bodies of Evidence] at the Drawing Centre) can also be read online here.