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 enquiry on artistic processes and practices, and the performing of ‘thinking-in-action’ therein.
Her mode of working unfolds restlessly through a matrix of writing, reading and conversation practices that include diverse performance-based, process-oriented and dialogic-collaborative approaches to working with and through language.
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, Reading/Feeling, 2013, Cartographies of Exile, 2014; 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. She was a key researcher on the PEEK funded research project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, in collaboration with Nikolaus Gansterer and Mariella Greil.