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.

Symposium: Analysis of Process


Image: Phil Cosker

I have been invited to chair this forthcoming symposium which explores the idea of process and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Analysis of Process
A one-day symposium  
13 January 2017 10:00am - 4pm
The Collection and Usher Gallery Lincoln 

Analysis of Process explores cross-disciplinary approaches to creative practice seen through theatre & film design, writing, curation, and fine art practices. 
  • Where is common ground found and where is difference?
  • How is the process of developing ideas and making artefacts different in our disciplines and how does it pull us together?
  • What, and how do we share? 
  • When we find overlaps between us how does this redefine our own work?
  • How can we work together jointly in the development of creative outcomes and why would we want to do that?
  • Why are there seemingly artificial boundaries constructed around different creative disciplines?  

Organised by the Waddington Cultural Collective (WCC)
To book email: Ashley.Gallant@lincolnshire.gov.uk (free event but booking is essential)