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.

Publication: Revolve:R - Edition II


Emma Cocker, Site/Sight Lines (Performance Proposition) No. 3.

Revolve: Meditate, Rotate, Muse, Twist, Turn Over In Mind. am currently working on a contribution to the second edition of Revolve:R.  

Revolve: R is a collaborative project in visual correspondence, curated by Sam Treadaway and Ricarda Vidal in collaboration with a number of international artists,  based throughout Europe and the USA , which culminates in the publication of a handmade limited edition bookwork. The project explores the possibilities of an exchange of ideas via a visual and tactile, rather than virtual, form of communication. As site and source of collaborative experimentation for diverse artistic practices, the Revolve:R project becomes a vehicle for a new collective language, made physical in the shape of the Revolve:R bookwork. The following artists are contributing to Revolve:R Edition II: Alastair Whitton, Alice Hendy, Anna Cady, Anna Mace, Antun Maračić, Berndt Reichert, Clare Thornton, Diana Ali, Domingo Martínez, Emily Speed, Emma Cocker, Haydon Kays, James Rigler, John Matthias, Julie McCalden, Kate Street, Linnea Vedder, Matt Rowe, Oscar Bandtlow, Patrick Galway, Ricarda Vidal, Sam Treadaway, Sharon Kivland, Solveig Settemsdal, Stephanie Douet, Steven Fowler, Todd DiCiurcio, Verena Hägler.