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.

In Conversation: with Belén Cerezo

On Saturday 25 May (1.00 – 2.00), I will be ‘in conversation’ with artist Belén Cerezo as part of her current OPEM residency in The Collection, Lincoln.

Belén Cerezo produces videos, photographs, writings and moving-image installations and she is interested in examining the functioning of images. During this residency she will explore the boundaries between 'looking at' and 'being in' through an on-going installation. The starting point for this testing is the story ‘The Egg and the Chicken’ by Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector that will be used also to analyse the process and methodology for making a new work.