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.

Residency: Weaving Codes/Coding Weaves (Textile Matrix)



Between 7 – 10 May I will be working in residency (along with Alex McLean, Dave Griffiths and Ellen Harlizius-Klück) in the Museum für Abgüsse Klassischer Bildwerke in Munich, as part of the project Weaving Codes/Coding Weaves.

Our residency is in conjunction with Ellen’s ‘Textile Matrix’ exhibition at the Museum, a crossbreeding of logical science, religion, crafts and visual arts. The word ‘matrix’ originates from the Latin word for mother or uterus, but today is predominantly used in mathematics, science and technology. Ellen's work, as much of the weaving codes project, provides new perspectives on connections between modern digital technology and ancient weaving.

On the 9th May there will be talks and slub will be performing a special livecoding gig. On the 10th the research team will present the work undertaken doing during the residency, inviting people to participate in a citizen science event, exploring mathematics, weaving, music and code – including the brand new pattern matrix tangible weavecoding device.