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.

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.