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.

(Un)conference: SARN - A space to process and resonate questions of form in Artistic Research


Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, a proposal for a practice-based research presentation (in collaboration with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil) that will share and stage findings from our PEEK funded research project (of the same title) has been selected for inclusion in the forthcoming SARN interdisciplinary artistic research unconference. 

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A space to process and resonate questions of form in Artistic Research
Interdisciplinary artistic research unconference
 at HEAD – Geneva University of Art and Design, organised by the Swiss Artistic Research Network &  HEAD Geneva, ECAV Sierre
, 6 November 2014 midday – 7 November 2014 midday.

Since artistic research has gained its official place in European art schools, there has been much reflection over its specific
 characteristics. The aim within this 24-hour unconference is to create a space that explores the relationship between format and project in the process 
of practising artistic research. How does our mode of presentation influence how our research projects resonate in their material and
with their audiences? Let’s examine the question of format in its aesthetic as well as its political dimensions
- reflect on the relationship between form and content
- make a space where things can happen
- question the epistemology of artistic research through the examination of the format as a theme:
What kind of knowledge does art produce and how is it communicated? During 24 hours, FROM MIDDAY TO MIDDAY, we will all be part of a larger time-based composition where artistic research is shown and explored through diverse activities. The subject will be approached with playfulness and a willingness to experiment. The symposium encourages projects that embed questions of time and space into the research itself.