Emma Cocker is a writer-artist based in Sheffield and Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University. Emma's research focuses on artistic processes and practices, and the performing of ‘thinking-in-action’ therein. Her practice unfolds restlessly along the threshold between writing/art, including experimental, performative and collaborative approaches, alongside a mode of ‘contiguous writing’ — a way of writing-with that seeks to touch upon rather than being explicitly about. Her writing is 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, 2013; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, and the solo collection, The Yes of the No, 2016. More recently, Emma trained to be a qualified yoga teacher, interested in how a heightened awareness of the body and breath, alongside meditation and attention practices, might be integrated into art-writing, artistic practice, pedagogy and research.

Event: Manchester Contemporary




Bloc Projects 
Manchester Contemporary
24 - 27 September 2015

Bloc Projects will be presenting new work by four artists who have featured in our programme over the last 12 months - Helen de Main, Graeme Durant, Louisa Martin and Rebecca Ounstead - alongside editions and publications by Emma Cocker and Victoria Gray, Dale Holmes, Rebecca Lennon, Louisa Martin, David McLeavy and Rebecca Ounstead. The fair previews on Thursday 24 September 2015, find out about the public events programme, location and opening hours here.