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.

Symposium: Algomech - On Dancing and Braiding





SYMPOSIUM
On Dancing and Braiding
10am-5pm, Fri 17 May 2019
Site Gallery

I will be chairing a session called ‘Threads and technologies on the move’ as part of the Algomech festival, which builds on my recent interlocutory experience within the AHRC funded Weaving Codes | Coding Weaves project.

Launching AlgoMech Festival, an interdisciplinary symposium bringing together perspectives from digital media, choreography & dance technology, traditional Andean and Ancient Greek textiles, e-textiles, philology, live coding and architecture. Through talks, discussion and performance, contributors to the symposium will consider their work in the context of interlacing within and between textiles, e-textiles, pattern, structure and movement, including dance. Interfaces between materials, craft technologies, digital engineering, responsive systems, embodied communications, threads, inter-weaving, intertwining, braiding and building will provide a rich vein of dialogue, experimentation and recent practice-led outcomes.