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Emma Cocker

Emma Cocker

Emma Cocker is a writer-artist based in Sheffield and a Reader in Fine Art at Nottingham Trent University. Operating under the title Not Yet There, her research addresses the endeavour of creative labour, focusing on models of (art) practice and subjectivity that resist or refuse the pressure of a single or stable position by remaining willfully unresolved. Not Yet There unfolds as an interdisciplinary, hybridized enquiry that operates restlessly along the threshold of writing/art, involving performative, collaborative and creative prose approaches to writing in dialogue with, parallel to and as art practice. Cocker's recent writing has been published in Failure, 2010; Stillness in a Mobile World, 2011; Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought, 2011; Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, 2012; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013, and Reading/Feeling, 2013. The Yes of the No is Cocker's first collection of writing (Site Gallery, 2016).

 

 

The Italic I Project Space Plus 3 November – 14 November Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton  The Italic I is a practice-based collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker and interdisciplinary artist Clare Thornton that explores the different states of potential made possible through purposefully surrendering to the event of a repeated…
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Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton The Italic I is a practice-based collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker and interdisciplinary artist Clare Thornton that explores the different states of potential made possible through purposefully surrendering to the event of a repeated fall. Central to this performative-poetic enquiry has been the production of…
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Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line is an interdisciplinary research collaboration involving artist Nikolaus Gansterer (AT), choreographer Mariella Greil (AT) and art-writer Emma Cocker (UK) for investigating those forms of ‘thinking-feeling-knowing’ produced within collaborative exchange, between the lines of drawing, choreography and writing. The project unfolds through a series of intensive…
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Close Reading is an ongoing series of investigations in which I apply close visual attention to language, looking at the materiality of words ‘close up’ through processes of visual magnification, microscopic observation. Through the practice of close reading, language can be made to stretch or pucker, ruche or fray. With experience, it…
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The Italic I is a collaborative interdisciplinary project by Emma Cocker and Clare Thornton, comprising sculptural, time-based and textual works for exhibition, animated by a series of live events. Within The Italic I, Cocker and Thornton approach the gallery as gymnasium, a training space for exploring the different states of potential made possible through…
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In an entry on the subject of Liquid Words in Formless: A User’s Guide, Yve Alain Bois states, “In order for language to function, signs must be isolable one form the other (otherwise they would not be repeatable) … Whoever says ‘articulation’ always says, in the final instance, ‘divisibility into…
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