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 the process of artistic exploration 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 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.

Event: Method Lab opening and "Live Exploration"

Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line
Method Lab I
Nikolaus Gansterer / Mariella Greil / Emma Cocker
Opening Event
5 August 2014: 15.00 – 19.00 (with A Live Exploration from 16.00)
Probeb├╝hne des Schauspielhauses, Rechte Wienzeile 73 (backyard), 1050 Vienna, Austria

Documentation of Live Exploration.  Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line - Method Lab I.
Photograph: Simona Koch

Opening Event for the residency laboratory Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line - Method Lab IDuring the ImpulsTanz festival Gansterer, Greil and Cocker have been engaged in the residency “Method Lab I ”, supported by the input of Alex Arteaga and Lilia Mestre. On 5 August 2014, the Method Lab opened to the public, with the key researchers available to informally discuss the project, Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line. Processes and approaches developed during the Method Lab were presented through a Live Exploration in order to make visible various intensities of the research process through the re-visitation of key moments of shared enquiry. The Live Exploration was followed by discussion around the issues and questions emerging within the Method Lab. More documentation of the opening event can be found here.