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 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. 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 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; Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, and as a solo collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016.

Publication: Unruly Utterances




UNRULY UTTERANCES: PARTICIPATION, CRITICALITY AND COMPASS FESTIVAL 2014 Compass Live Art announce the publication of Unruly Utterances: Participation, Criticality and Compass Festival 2014. 

Keen to open up critical conversations about live art and socially engaged practice in the region Compass invited editors Yvonne Carmichael and Amelia Crouch to commission 10 practitioners from different backgrounds to reflect on the broad themes of participation, audience, criticality and writing in a series of short essays and provocations inspired by their own practice and numerous works in Compass Festival 2014. Contributors include Andy Abbott, Emma Cocker, Patrick Coyle, Victoria Gray, Gillie Kleiman, Annie Lloyd, Gill Park, Harold Offeh, Nathan Walker, Adam Young. An online version of the publication can be found here.