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.

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.