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.

Performance Lecture + Workshop: Choreo-graphic Figures, Berlin


8 + 9 June 2018
SALON FÜR ÄSTHETISCHE EXPERIMENTE - SPECIAL:
Performance Lecture + Workshop

How can we attend to the process of artistic sense-making from within or inside, that affective realm of energies, emergences and intensities operat­ing before, between, and below the more readable ges­tures of artistic practice? How can we develop systems of notation and performativity for sharing this often hidden or undisclosed aspect of the creative process, for communicating the experience with others?

Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line is an artistic research project involving key researchers writer-artist Emma Cocker, artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer and dancer-choreographer Mariella Greil, working with others including interlocutor Alex Arteaga. In this performance lecture at Salon für Ästhetische Experimente, the researchers draw on their publication Choreo-graphic Figures as a ‘score’, performing their findings and reflections as live event. An interdisciplinary workshop will give deeper insight into Choreo-graphic Figures, introducing practices of attention, conversation and notation for making tangible the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness within artistic process.
Performance Lecture: 8 June 2018, 6.00 – 9.00 pm, Universität der Künste, Room 101 (Alte Bibliothek), Hardenbergstraße 33, 10623 Berlin.

Workshop: 9 June 2018, 1.00 - 5.00pm, HZT - Hochschulzentrum Tanz, Uferstudios, Studio 11, Uferstraße 8/23, 13357 Berlin. Admission free.

The Salon für Ästhetische Experimente is a cooperation with the Haus der Kulturen der Welt and co-funded by the Einstein Foundation Berlin.