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.

Publication: The Other Room Anthology



The Other Room Anthology 2014/15 features work from Joanne Ashcroft; Emma Bennett; Leanne Bridgewater; Emma Cocker; James Davies; Matt Fallaize; Clive Fencott; Allen Fisher; Ulli Freer; Alison Gibb; Tom Jenks; Agnes Lehoczky; Karen Mac Cormack; Lila Matsumoto; E.J. McAdams; Steve McCaffery; Claire Potter; Hannah Silva; Hazel Smith; Jon Thompson; Scott Thurston; Gareth Twose; Nathan Walker; MJ Weller. Click HERE to buy a copy from within the UK, and HERE to buy a copy from elsewhere. 

The Other Room is a reading series based in Manchester presenting experimental writers
. The Anthology brings together contributions from those writers who have presented at The Other Room in the last year. See http://otherroom.org/ for more details.