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 artistic processes and practices, 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. Cocker's practice involves ‘contiguous writing’ — a mode of creative-critical writing that seeks to touch upon rather than being explicitly about. Her 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, The Yes of the No, 2016.

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.