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.

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.