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: Weaving Codes - Coding Weaves


From 5 - 11 October I will be in Denmark (Copenhagen and then Aarhus) participating in the first phase of the research project Weaving Codes – Coding Weaves. The project will unfold through conversations, presentations and the sharing of practice through a Threads and Modelling Workshop at the Centre for Textile Research, Copenhagen, followed by workshops at the University of Aarhus. With Ellen Harlizius-Kl├╝ck, Alex McLean, Dave Griffith, Geoff Cox, Eva Andersson Strand, Giovanni Fanfani and Flavia Carraro.