Emma Cocker // Being in the Midst: An Approach to Language-based Artistic Research

HfBK Dresden

Emma Cocker is a writer and artistic researcher whose practice unfolds restlessly along the threshold between writing/art. She often works in collaboration with other artist-researchers on durational projects, where the studio-gallery or site-specific context is approached as a live laboratory for shared exploration. Drawing on some of her recent collaborations, Cocker will explore different performative, process-oriented and embodied approaches to working with and through language, sharing her evolving approach to language-based artistic research.
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86217958991?pwd=aUIvYS9QcnJ2bTYxZzBScndGYytPdz09

Emma Cocker is Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University. Her writing is published inFailure (2010); Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought(2011); Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art (2012); On Not Knowing: How Artists Think (2013); Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line (2017); The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice (2018); Live Coding: A User’s Manual (2022), and the solo collections,The Yes of the No (2016) and How Do You Do? (2023). Cocker was a contributing artistic researcher in Ecologies of Practice, Research Pavilion, Venice (2019). She is co-founder of the Society of Artistic Research Special Interest Group on Language-based Artistic Research, and co-editor of ‘Practices of Phenomenological and Artistic Research’, a special issue of Phenomenology & Practice. See https://not-yet-there.blogspot.com/