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.

Collaboration: Tacturiency - Game of Resonance



Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton, Tacturiency - Game of Resonance, 2012.

Tacturiency - Game of Resonance (2012) is one of a series of works made in collaboration with Clare Thornton as part of our developing project, Tacturiency. The video was produced during Summer Lodge at Nottingham Trent University, July 2012, with the assistance of Christine Stevens. Supported by Nottingham Trent University and Spike Associates & Turning Point South West Curatorial & Travel Bursaries.