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.

Publication: Journal of Artistic Research




The Journal for Artistic Research (JAR) is an international, online, Open Access and peer-reviewed journal that disseminates artistic research from all disciplines. JAR invites the ever-increasing number of artistic researchers to develop what for the sciences and humanities are standard academic publication procedures. It serves as a meeting point of diverse practices and methodologies in a field that has become a worldwide movement with many local activities.

JAR18 includes the following contributors:


Emma Cocker, Nikolaus Gansterer, Mariella Greil-Moebius and Simona Koch, Choreo-graphic Figures: Scoring Aesthetic Encounters

Keywords include: affect, animal, choreography, expanded cinema, flatbed picture plane, haptic visuality, how-ness, media archeology, media arts, memory, meteorite, moving image, photography, rituality, science fiction, site, wit(h)nessing.

Take a look at JAR18 and read the full editorial.

Exhibition: Understanding and Research


MAK Museum of Applied Arts Vienna
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Opening: 27 June 2019, 19:00
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Duration: 28 June- 28 July 2019
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The University of Applied Arts Vienna presents exemplary approaches to its artistic research under the title UNDERSTANDING + RESEARCH,  it is about understanding as the very creative impulse. Through examples from research and teaching, science and art the transformation of society can
be viewed, examined, sensed, discussed and experienced. 
Amongst others the research project Choreo-graphic Figures by Emma Cocker, Nikolaus and Mariella Greil will be presented.

The exhibition UNDERSTANDING - ART & RESEARCH, curated by Gerald Bast, Alexander Damianisch and Barbara Putz-Plecko, now at MAK Vienna had first stations in New Zealand (Dunedin School of Art), Singapore (Nanyang Technological  University Singapore), and Los Angeles (UCLA ArtSci Center).