Forum Artistic Research


Emma Cocker

Emma Cocker is a writer-artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University, UK. Her research includes diverse process-oriented, dialogic-collaborative and aesthetic-poetic approaches to working with and through language, involving an ecology of embodied, relational and performative writing, reading, conversation and listening-based practices. Cocker often works with other artistic researchers on durational projects, where the studio or site-specific context becomes a live laboratory for collaborative exploration. Cocker was a key-researcher in the PEEK-funded project Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2014 – 2017. She was a contributing artistic researcher in Ecologies of Practice, Research Pavilion, Venice, 2019; and was co-editor of ‘Practices of Phenomenological and Artistic Research’, a Special Issue of Phenomenology & Practice, 2022. She is co-founder of the Society for Artistic Research Special Interest Group for Language-based Artistic Research, 2019. Cocker has published artistic research in JAR (Journal of Artistic Research), RUUKKU and VIS (Nordic Journal for Artistic Research). Her writing is published in Failure, 2010; Stillness in a Mobile World, 2011; Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought, 2011; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, 2018; Live Coding: A User’s Manual, 2022; Writing Choreography: Textualities of and beyond Dance, 2024, and the solo collections, The Yes of the No, 2016, and How Do You Do?, 2024.

Talks at this conference:
 Fri, 17:15 Soft Letting of Language - Listening for Emergent Wor(l)ds