The Yes of the No
An Inaugural Lecture by Emma Cocker, Associate Professor in Fine Art
School of Art & Design
In this lecture, writer-artist Emma Cocker addresses art’s ‘tactics for not knowing’; its capacity for courting rather than thwarting the unexpected, the unfamiliar, and the unknown; its potential for an affirmative mode of resistance – the ‘yes of the no’.
- From: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 6 pm
- To: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 8 pm
- Registration: 5.30 pm – 6 pm
- Location: Bonington Lecture Theatre, Bonington Building, Dryden Street, Nottingham, NG1 4GG
- Booking deadline: Tuesday 24 October 2017, 10.00 am
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Operating under the title Not Yet There, Cocker's research focuses on the process of artistic endeavour, the experiential knowing-thinking-feeling within artistic exploration. She questions what is at stake if there is a shift in attention from the measurable outputs of artistic activity to a heightened awareness of its qualitative process: the thinking-in-action activated within practice, the unfolding decision-making, the navigation of competing forces, the activity of working with and through obstacles or of ‘figuring’ something out?
Following the lecture, guests are invited to join us in Bonington Atrium for the launch for Cocker’s recent solo collection of writing The Yes of the No, 2016 and the collaborative artistic research book-work Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017. There is also the opportunity to view Cocker’s previously published work.
Emma Cocker is a writer-artist and Associate Professor in Fine Art. Cocker's recent writing has been published in Failure, 2010; Stillness in a Mobile World, 2010; Drawing a Hypothesis: Figures of Thought, 2011; Hyperdrawing: Beyond the Lines of Contemporary Art, 2012; Reading/Feeling, 2013; On Not Knowing: How Artists Think, 2013; Choreo-graphic Figures: Deviations from the Line, 2017; The Creative Critic: Writing as/about Practice, 2018, and as a solo collection entitled The Yes of the No, 2016
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|5.30 pm – 6 pm||Guest registration and welcome drinks|
|6 pm – 6.10 pm||Welcome by Michael Marsden, Dean, School of Art & Design|
|6.10 pm – 7.20 pm|
Lecture delivered by Emma Cocker
|7.20 pm – 8 pm||Book launch, ncluding drinks and canapés|
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