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 willfully unresolved. Cocker’s work unfolds restlessly along the threshold between writing/art, often involving experimental, collaborative and performative approaches to writing in dialogue with, parallel to and as art practice. Her 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, and On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013, and as a collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016. She is currently co-researcher on the project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2014 – 2017.

Event: The Italic I - Performance Reading


The Italic I

Emma Cocker + Clare Thornton

Project Space Plus, Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts

Publication Launch Event + Performance Reading

Tuesday 11 November, 17.30 - 19.30, 18.00 Performance Reading
In conjunction with the exhibition The Italic I at project space plus, Cocker and Thornton have produced an artists’ publication, which they will also present in the form of a performance reading.
The publication is available to purchase - £8.00 inc P+P. For more information contact - emma.cocker@ntu.ac.uk. Images below: The Italic I, Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton, 2014. Photographs: Tom Hemming.