Writing without writing: conversation-as-material

Cocker, E. ORCID: 0000-0002-2985-7839, 2018. Writing without writing: conversation-as-material. In: K. Hilevaara and E. Orley, eds., The creative critic: writing as/about practice. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 47-54. ISBN 9781138674820

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Abstract

Drawing on a series of recent artistic research collaborations, Emma Cocker’s contribution presents and reflects upon her method of ‘conversation-as-material’ as a practice of ‘writing without writing’, where conversation is conceived as both site and material for the construction of an inter-subjective and immanent mode of linguistic sense-making. Conversation-as-material involves the quest for a not-yet-known vocabulary emerging synchronous to the situation that it seeks to articulate. Within this approach, meaning does not exist prior to the event of utterance, but rather is discovered – often retrospectively – through a recorded dialogic process that is transcribed and gradually distilled towards an emergent poetics.

Item Type: Chapter in book
Creators: Cocker, E.
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: Abingdon
Date: 2018
Divisions: Schools > School of Art and Design
Depositing User: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 31 May 2018 11:23
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2019 03:00
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33768

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