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 to producing texts parallel to and as art practice. 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 + Writing: Margins of Indeterminacy

Exhibition Tour
Agnieska Polska and Raphael Hefti
17th December 2014: 6pm - 6.45pm

I have been invited to explore both exhibitions – Agnieska Polska and Raphael Hefti - through the prism of my own research interests, in relation to the process of practice and of ‘not knowing’. My introduction will focus around the idea of ‘Margins of Indeterminacy’ drawing also on a text I have recently produced for Camera Austria, responding to Hefti’s work in the current exhibition. A version of the text can be read below.

Raphael Hefti, installation view of Raw Draw at RaebervonStenglin, 2014. 
Courtesy the artist and RaebervonStenglin