Emma Cocker

Workshop Description | Sun 12 Nov 2017 | 11am - 5pm

Shifts of Attention

How can we develop systems of notation for identifying, marking and communicating the barely perceptible micro-movements at the cusp of awareness? How can we communicate the instability and mutability of the flows and forces within artistic practice, without ‘fixing’ that which is inherently dynamic and contingent as a literal sign?

Choreo–graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line is an artistic research collaboration between writer-artist Emma Cocker (UK), artist-performer Nikolaus Gansterer (AT) and choreographer-dancer Mariella Greil (AT), in dialogue with other artists. Central to our enquiry is the development of a multimodal and performative system of notation (choreo–graphic figures) for sharing this often hidden aspect of the creative process.


Cocker is Reader in Fine Art, Nottingham Trent University: her research enquiry focuses on the process of artistic endeavour, alongside models of (art) practice and subjectivity that resist a single, stable position by remaining wilfully unresolved. Deeply interested in the links between drawing, thinking and action.