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 focuses on the process of artistic exploration and the performing of ‘thinking-in-action’ emerging therein; on 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.

Exhibition/Project: Contemporary Code – Artistic Research

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong
30 October 2015 - 29 November 2015
An exhibition project by the University of Applied Arts Vienna in cooperation with the School of Creative Media/ City University of Hong Kong
Curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch, Romana Schuler
In the 1960s, the term “visual research” was introduced into certain fields instead of the term “art”. The term “artistic research”, which has become increasingly relevant in recent decades, continues this development. Research characterizes an understanding that is gaining more and more validity in art while having an innovative impact. In the exhibition “CONTEMPORARY CODE – ARTISTIC RESEARCH”, artistic research is being internationally positioned as part of the new academic guiding model of the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Five years ago, President Gerald Bast co-initiated the PEEK Research Program in Austria, with the aim of promoting an interdisciplinary approach in the arts and sciences. Today, PEEK is one of Austria’s key contributions to the international developments in the field of artistic and research driven activities.

Participating projects:
Artist Philosophers. Philosophy as Arts-Based Research
Artistic Technology Research
BIORNAMETICS – Architecture Defined By Natural Patterns
Breaking the Wall – Playful Interfaces for Music Audience Participation
Choreo-graphic Figures. Deviations from the Line
E/M/D/L – European Mobile Dome Lab for Artistic Research
Eden's Edge
Empowerment in the Practice of Art and the Social Sciences 
Expansion and Development THIS BABY DOLL WILL BE A JUNKIE
GrAB – Growing As Building
Liquid Things
n.formations – An Atlas of Experiments in Materialized Information
NO ISBN – the Privatization of Publication
Quantum Cinema – A Digital Vision
Robotic Woodcraft – Performative Producers in Architecture and Design
Stitching Worlds
Transpositions: Artistic Data Exploration
Visuality & Mathematics