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.

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.