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.

Research: Choreo-graphic Figures (at PAF)

13 September – 19 September 2014, Choreo-graphic Figures (at PAF) 

In September I was working again with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil to reflect on the processes and expanded practices developed as part of Method Lab I (July - August, Vienna) within the research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line. We were working together for an intensive week at PAF Performing Arts Forum in St. Erme. On 17th September we presented a work-in-progress performance-lecture to fellow residents at PAF. More images here.