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 event: SARN Parenthesis

In November I presented a performance presentation (in collaboration with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil) as part of 'Parenthesis', an un-conference organised by SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network), taking place at HEAD, Geneva University of Art and Design, 6-7 November 2014. In our presentation (see documentation below) we shared findings from our research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, by presenting a 'version' of the project's 'Method Lab' in the form of a hybrid lecture involving live performance, drawing and the spoken word.





Documentation of installation as part of SARN. Photographs: Emma Cocker.

Below are further details and the full programme for the SARN (Swiss Artistic Research Network) unconference.