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.

Event: The Italic I - Performance Reading


The Italic I

Emma Cocker + Clare Thornton

Project Space Plus, Lincoln School of Fine & Performing Arts

Publication Launch Event + Performance Reading

Tuesday 11 November, 17.30 - 19.30, 18.00 Performance Reading
In conjunction with the exhibition The Italic I at project space plus, Cocker and Thornton have produced an artists’ publication, which they will also present in the form of a performance reading.
The publication is available to purchase - £8.00 inc P+P. For more information contact - emma.cocker@ntu.ac.uk. Images below: The Italic I, Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton, 2014. Photographs: Tom Hemming.