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.

Exhibition: New performative drawing


28 February – 19 March 2014
P74 Gallery,
Ljubljana, Slovenia

The project The Art of Bombing – New performative drawing highlights the performative aspect of drawing and the processual side of its creation, exploring how it connects with performative artistic practices, such as interventions, happenings, public actions, performance art, public lectures, and public art. Back in 1969, Tomaž Šalamun dragged a continuous line around Petrovaradin Fortress in Novi Sad; in ‘The Snake’, Milenko Matanović released wooden sticks tied together with string into the Ljubljanica River, thus they were drawn by the river currents; David Nez used a rope to bend stalks of wheat to create new lines in the landscape.
 The exhibition The Art of Bombing – New performative drawing represents the new generation of this genre, including work by Nikolaus Gansterer and Emma Cocker, Anja Jelovšek, Darinka Pop-Mitič and Veli&Amos. Curated by Tadej Pogačar.