COCKY EEK is an interdisciplinary artist. She creates specific syn-aesthetic experiences in which our inner landscape interferes with the landscape that surrounds us. Eek: 'Perceiving directly that there is no separation between the environment and us is profoundly different from thinking about it.'

She likes to immerse her participants in spatial compositions to induce the feeling that you are not moving through space, but where space moves through you. Her work connects us with the deeper layers of ourselves and of our surroundings.

bio
COCKY EEK (born 1966) is an interdisciplinary artist. She is interested in lightweight spatial compositions, floating, flying and flowing experiments, voluminous forms that explore human perception, and synesthetic spatial compositions in relation to the human body. She studied Fashion Design [BA/MA] from 1984- 1989 in the Netherlands, France and Italy and set off with a wearable collection Fashion is Ugly, You have to Change it Every Half Year nominated for the Salon des jeunes stylistes (1994) Hyeres. In collaboration with Maria Blaisse the Kuma Guna dance costumes led to a nomination for the Dutch Design Awards (1997). Since 2001 she has been an active member of FoAM, a network of transdisciplinary labs at the intersection of art, science, nature and everyday life. She co-founded FoAM Amsterdam in 2005 and received Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention 2011 for the urban foraging project Boskoi. Since 2013 Cocky collaborates with the abstact mime theatre group Schweigman& and co-developed the works Blaas, Erf, Curve, Landing Sites and Spectrum. presented in an international context. Besides her artistic practice she is a core teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty (BA/MA) of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague since 2009. In 2021 she initiated and directs the outdoor Field Acadamy at StrandLAB Almere (NL).
Presented works include: Boskoi, Ars Electronica, Linz, ISEA Albuquerque 2014; Sphaerae, AxS Festival, Los Angeles, 2014; Le vide el la lumière, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 2017; Landing Sites, Oerol Festival, Terschelling, 2017; and Sense of Place, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, 2018. Eek lives and works in Amsterdam.

..... http://cockyeek.com
..... http://fo.am
..... http://www.interfaculty.nl
..... https://elementslabblog.wordpress.com
......http://cockyeek.com/research/pneumatology
..... http://sphaerae.net/
..... https://landingsites.wordpress.com/
..... http://www.schweigman.org
......https://patternsofebbandflow.blogspot.com/

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COCKY EEK / 1966/ Eemnes (NL)
works and lives in Amsterdam

Education
- 1994 European Fashion and Textiles Design (MA) Milan - Paris. Specialization: fashion design and fashion management.
- 1989-1993 Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht, department fashion design, NL. She graduated with the collection ‘Fashion Is So Ugly - You Have to Change it Every Six Months.’

Positions
- 2021 - initiator and heading the Field Academy at StrandLAB Almere, https://strandlab-almere.nl/
- 2009 - present, staff member/teacher (BA/MA) ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Arts Academy of The Hague, http://www.interfaculty.nl
- 2005 - present, FoAM Amsterdam , co-founder and active member of FoAM [Amsterdam]: Foundation for research, presentation and contemplation of creative practices in general and multidisciplinary art forms particularly; to stimulate active participation for the audience in these fields; to create new public contexts which will rise from the above mentioned hybrids.
- 2001- 2016 FoAM Bruxelles, active member, wearable architecture and reactive wearables in responsive mediated surroundings in projects as Txoom, T-garden, TRG, Borrowed Scenery. http://f0.am. Projects as Txoom, T=garden,

Honours
- 2011 Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Honorary Mention, mobile urban foraging project Boskoi, Linz, AUT
-1997 nomination Design Price Rotterdam, Kuma Guna in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
-1994 nomination Salon des jeunes stylistes, pret a porter collection ‘Shake Before Use’, Hyeres, FR

Guest-Teaching recent years

- 2009 - present ArtScience Interfaculty [BA/MA], staff member/docent of the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Arts Academy of The Hague. http://www.interfaculty.nl/
-2021 Ecology Futures, AKV/St.Joost MA, https://www.fiber-space.nl/project/cotvn/
- 2020 Mime - Academy for Theatre and Dance, https://www.atd.ahk.nl/opleidingen-theater/mime/
- 2018 Slow Research Lab, workshop Softscapes, 1-14 December, Tiznit, Morocco. https://www.slowlab.net/
- 2018 Theatervormgeving, guest-teacher, HKU, Utrecht, NL. https://www.hku.nl/Opleidingen/Theater/
- 2016 - 2018 MA Scenography, HKU, Utrecht, NL. https://www.hku.nl/
- 2016 Sandberg Institute, Materialization in Art and Design [MAD], guest tutor, Amsterdam, NL. https://sandberg.nl/mad
- 2015 - 2016 The Elements Lab, head, ArtScience Interfaculty, The Hague, NL. www.elementslabblog.wordpress.com/.org

Contributions to Book Publications
-2020 Landscape of Care, a handbook for urban design engagement. essay: Standing in a Landscape of Care. Slow Research Lab. https://issuu.com/slowlab https://www.slowlab.net/
-2019 Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD), Sandberg series nr 4, Sternberg Press
- 2018 Sonic Acts Academy 2018, pg 104-113, Sonic Acts Press, ISBN: 978-90-823216-4-7
- 2014 Inflatable Art, Architecture and Design, LinksBooks, edition 2013, ISBN-13: 978-8415492344, pg 286 -293
- 2013 PARN, physical and alternate reality narratives, Authors: Time's Up, FoAM, Blast Theory, Auer Tina, Boykett Tim, Eek Cocky, Gaffney Nik, Harger Honor, Howse Martin, Kuzmanovic Maja, Mayrhofer Andreas, Mertens An, Nisi Valentina, Orlic Paola. release april 2013, Time’s Up, ISBN-13: 978-3200030756, English, 160 pages, 2013, Austria, http://physicalnarration.org/parn-book
- 2010 Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance, Chris Salter, book publication The MIT Press, Publication Date: February 12, 2010, ISBN-10: 0262195887, pg 330-336: on trg, TGarden and TxOom. FoAM.
- 2011 Erratic, book publication on dynamic art and design works, Robert Klanten, Floyd Schulze, publisher Gestalten, pg 56-57. DE, ISBN: 978-3-89955-370-3
- 2011 See Yourself Sensing, book publication, M.Schwartzman, pg 86-87, Black Dog Publishing, NY,
ISBN 10: 1907317295.
- 2009 Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, khttp://issuu.com/oscar-miller/docs/cocky, 17 pages, FoAM supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision
- 2006 TRG: On Transient Realities and their Generators. ISBN: 9081073338 http://fo.am/trg
- 2006 x-med-a. Experimental Media Arts, Electroluminescent Potato, glowing in response to audio patterns in the room. ISBN: 9081073311 http://xmeda.be http://fo.am/files/xmeda.pdf
- 2001 Finding Form, Maria Blaisse, Cocky Eek published by Internationalen Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, AT, ISBN 3-901369-14-7 http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Printed Press Reviews (selection recent 5 years)
- 2020 NRC Handelsblad ****, Spectrum is a lightshow that conjures up an array of emotion. Spectrum presents light emptically, not as something to sense passively, but as an almost tangilble experience. 7 August.
- 2020 Volkskrant **** (...) a Brillant display of light and sound. Each person in the audience feels their own physical sensation. 13 august by Annette Embrechts.
-2020 Trouw **** ..'every sense of time disappears, the senses are sharpened', 10 Aug,by Margriet Prinssen.
-2020 De Groene Amsterdammer, (...) 'the spectacle is the fading, scorching colors in this steadily deforming firmament.' 12 August by Marijn van der Jagt.
-2020 Parool, review expo Moon Gallery Garden, Zone2Source, by Kees Keijer, 19 juni
- 2018 WhatsonStage *****, review Blaas: 'This piece is the star of Brighton Festival and like nothing else I've seen', Bella Todd, 18may 2018, Brighton
- 2017 El Gran Otro, Componiendo con fuerzas invisibles, Natali Blugerman. http://elgranotro.com.ar/index.php/componiendo-con-fuerzas-invisibles/
- 2016 NRC Handelblad, 'Duinpoezie op Oerol', hoogtepunten Oerol: Curve, by Ron Rijghard. Including a birds-eye-persective foto-spread of Curve by Catrinus van der Veen, 16 juni
- 2015 Trouw ****, review Curve, pg 3, 10 Augustes
- 2015 Volkskrant ****, review Curve, Annette Embrechts,
- 2015Volkskrant, Erflaters, review by Annette Embrechts, pg V8 en V9, 9 Juni
- 2015 Theatermaker, wat is scenografie, oktober, jaargang 19, nummer 5, pg 45
- 2014 Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin. Inflatable Domes as home of the arts, September 22, pg 4
http://eedition2.latimes.com/Olive/ODE/LATimes/
- KCET, cultural journal California, Holly Willis,19 sept: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/axs-festival-2014-pasadena.html
- 2014 TKTNK publication, 1th edition may, MADCOW: Food, Form, Memory by Victoria Douka-DoukoPoulou, pg 15-21http://issuu.com/cbadal/docs/tktnk_one_intersection_web/1?e=3316994%2F7662185
- 2013 Trouw, 3 augustes, Blaas, Robert van Heuven
- 2013 De Morgen, Arjan Benning, Buitelende, Blaas vertedert iedereen, dinsdag 30 juli, pagina 7
- 2013 NRC Handelsblad - review Blaas, Fritz Abrahams, 1 oktober
- 2013 Parool *****, review Blaas, Simon van den Berg
- 2013 NRC Handelsblad, review Blaas by Ron Rijghard, 'Vervreemdend theater op een eiland', 17 juni, pagina 12

COCKY EEK is an interdisciplinary artist. She creates specific syn-aesthetic experiences in which our inner landscape interferes with the landscape that surrounds us. Eek: 'Perceiving directly that there is no separation between the environment and us is profoundly different from thinking about it.'

She likes to immerse her participants in spatial compositions to induce the feeling that you are not moving through space, but where space moves through you. Her work connects us with the deeper layers of ourselves and of our surroundings.

bio
COCKY EEK (born 1966) is an interdisciplinary artist. She is interested in lightweight spatial compositions, floating, flying and flowing experiments, voluminous forms that explore human perception, and synesthetic spatial compositions in relation to the human body. She studied Fashion Design [BA/MA] from 1984- 1989 in the Netherlands, France and Italy and set off with a wearable collection Fashion is Ugly, You have to Change it Every Half Year nominated for the Salon des jeunes stylistes (1994) Hyeres. In collaboration with Maria Blaisse the Kuma Guna dance costumes led to a nomination for the Dutch Design Awards (1997). Since 2001 she has been an active member of FoAM, a network of transdisciplinary labs at the intersection of art, science, nature and everyday life. She co-founded FoAM Amsterdam in 2005 and received Prix Ars Electronica Honorary Mention 2011 for the urban foraging project Boskoi. Since 2013 Cocky collaborates with the abstact mime theatre group Schweigman& and co-developed the works Blaas, Erf, Curve, Landing Sites and Spectrum. presented in an international context. Besides her artistic practice she is a core teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty (BA/MA) of the Royal Conservatoire and the Royal Arts Academy in The Hague since 2009. In 2021 she initiated and directs the outdoor Field Acadamy at StrandLAB Almere (NL).
Presented works include: Boskoi, Ars Electronica, Linz, ISEA Albuquerque 2014; Sphaerae, AxS Festival, Los Angeles, 2014; Le vide el la lumière, Le Lieu Unique, Nantes, 2017; Landing Sites, Oerol Festival, Terschelling, 2017; and Sense of Place, Sonic Acts, Amsterdam, 2018. Eek lives and works in Amsterdam.

..... http://cockyeek.com
..... http://fo.am
..... http://www.interfaculty.nl
..... https://elementslabblog.wordpress.com
......http://cockyeek.com/research/pneumatology
..... http://sphaerae.net/
..... https://landingsites.wordpress.com/
..... http://www.schweigman.org
......https://patternsofebbandflow.blogspot.com/

..................................................................................................

.

COCKY EEK / 1966/ Eemnes (NL)
works and lives in Amsterdam

Education
- 1994 European Fashion and Textiles Design (MA) Milan - Paris. Specialization: fashion design and fashion management.
- 1989-1993 Hoge School voor de Kunsten Utrecht, department fashion design, NL. She graduated with the collection ‘Fashion Is So Ugly - You Have to Change it Every Six Months.’

Positions
- 2021 - initiator and heading the Field Academy at StrandLAB Almere, https://strandlab-almere.nl/
- 2009 - present, staff member/teacher (BA/MA) ArtScience Interfaculty of the Royal Conservatoire and Arts Academy of The Hague, http://www.interfaculty.nl
- 2005 - present, FoAM Amsterdam , co-founder and active member of FoAM [Amsterdam]: Foundation for research, presentation and contemplation of creative practices in general and multidisciplinary art forms particularly; to stimulate active participation for the audience in these fields; to create new public contexts which will rise from the above mentioned hybrids.
- 2001- 2016 FoAM Bruxelles, active member, wearable architecture and reactive wearables in responsive mediated surroundings in projects as Txoom, T-garden, TRG, Borrowed Scenery. http://f0.am. Projects as Txoom, T=garden,

Honours
- 2011 Prix Ars Electronica 2011, Honorary Mention, mobile urban foraging project Boskoi, Linz, AUT
-1997 nomination Design Price Rotterdam, Kuma Guna in collaboration with Maria Blaisse, Kunsthal, Rotterdam, NL
-1994 nomination Salon des jeunes stylistes, pret a porter collection ‘Shake Before Use’, Hyeres, FR

Guest-Teaching recent years

- 2009 - present ArtScience Interfaculty [BA/MA], staff member/docent of the Royal Conservatoire and Royal Arts Academy of The Hague. http://www.interfaculty.nl/
-2021 Ecology Futures, AKV/St.Joost MA, https://www.fiber-space.nl/project/cotvn/
- 2020 Mime - Academy for Theatre and Dance, https://www.atd.ahk.nl/opleidingen-theater/mime/
- 2018 Slow Research Lab, workshop Softscapes, 1-14 December, Tiznit, Morocco. https://www.slowlab.net/
- 2018 Theatervormgeving, guest-teacher, HKU, Utrecht, NL. https://www.hku.nl/Opleidingen/Theater/
- 2016 - 2018 MA Scenography, HKU, Utrecht, NL. https://www.hku.nl/
- 2016 Sandberg Institute, Materialization in Art and Design [MAD], guest tutor, Amsterdam, NL. https://sandberg.nl/mad
- 2015 - 2016 The Elements Lab, head, ArtScience Interfaculty, The Hague, NL. www.elementslabblog.wordpress.com/.org

Contributions to Book Publications
-2020 Landscape of Care, a handbook for urban design engagement. essay: Standing in a Landscape of Care. Slow Research Lab. https://issuu.com/slowlab https://www.slowlab.net/
-2019 Materialisation in Art & Design (MAD), Sandberg series nr 4, Sternberg Press
- 2018 Sonic Acts Academy 2018, pg 104-113, Sonic Acts Press, ISBN: 978-90-823216-4-7
- 2014 Inflatable Art, Architecture and Design, LinksBooks, edition 2013, ISBN-13: 978-8415492344, pg 286 -293
- 2013 PARN, physical and alternate reality narratives, Authors: Time's Up, FoAM, Blast Theory, Auer Tina, Boykett Tim, Eek Cocky, Gaffney Nik, Harger Honor, Howse Martin, Kuzmanovic Maja, Mayrhofer Andreas, Mertens An, Nisi Valentina, Orlic Paola. release april 2013, Time’s Up, ISBN-13: 978-3200030756, English, 160 pages, 2013, Austria, http://physicalnarration.org/parn-book
- 2010 Entangled: Technology and the Transformation of Performance, Chris Salter, book publication The MIT Press, Publication Date: February 12, 2010, ISBN-10: 0262195887, pg 330-336: on trg, TGarden and TxOom. FoAM.
- 2011 Erratic, book publication on dynamic art and design works, Robert Klanten, Floyd Schulze, publisher Gestalten, pg 56-57. DE, ISBN: 978-3-89955-370-3
- 2011 See Yourself Sensing, book publication, M.Schwartzman, pg 86-87, Black Dog Publishing, NY,
ISBN 10: 1907317295.
- 2009 Grig, Pneumatology, Cocky Eek, khttp://issuu.com/oscar-miller/docs/cocky, 17 pages, FoAM supported by culture 2000 Framework of the European Commision
- 2006 TRG: On Transient Realities and their Generators. ISBN: 9081073338 http://fo.am/trg
- 2006 x-med-a. Experimental Media Arts, Electroluminescent Potato, glowing in response to audio patterns in the room. ISBN: 9081073311 http://xmeda.be http://fo.am/files/xmeda.pdf
- 2001 Finding Form, Maria Blaisse, Cocky Eek published by Internationalen Sommerakademie für Bildende Kunst Salzburg, AT, ISBN 3-901369-14-7 http://www.sommerakademie.salzburg.at

Printed Press Reviews (selection recent 5 years)
- 2020 NRC Handelsblad ****, Spectrum is a lightshow that conjures up an array of emotion. Spectrum presents light emptically, not as something to sense passively, but as an almost tangilble experience. 7 August.
- 2020 Volkskrant **** (...) a Brillant display of light and sound. Each person in the audience feels their own physical sensation. 13 august by Annette Embrechts.
-2020 Trouw **** ..'every sense of time disappears, the senses are sharpened', 10 Aug,by Margriet Prinssen.
-2020 De Groene Amsterdammer, (...) 'the spectacle is the fading, scorching colors in this steadily deforming firmament.' 12 August by Marijn van der Jagt.
-2020 Parool, review expo Moon Gallery Garden, Zone2Source, by Kees Keijer, 19 juni
- 2018 WhatsonStage *****, review Blaas: 'This piece is the star of Brighton Festival and like nothing else I've seen', Bella Todd, 18may 2018, Brighton
- 2017 El Gran Otro, Componiendo con fuerzas invisibles, Natali Blugerman. http://elgranotro.com.ar/index.php/componiendo-con-fuerzas-invisibles/
- 2016 NRC Handelblad, 'Duinpoezie op Oerol', hoogtepunten Oerol: Curve, by Ron Rijghard. Including a birds-eye-persective foto-spread of Curve by Catrinus van der Veen, 16 juni
- 2015 Trouw ****, review Curve, pg 3, 10 Augustes
- 2015 Volkskrant ****, review Curve, Annette Embrechts,
- 2015Volkskrant, Erflaters, review by Annette Embrechts, pg V8 en V9, 9 Juni
- 2015 Theatermaker, wat is scenografie, oktober, jaargang 19, nummer 5, pg 45
- 2014 Los Angeles Times, Deborah Vankin. Inflatable Domes as home of the arts, September 22, pg 4
http://eedition2.latimes.com/Olive/ODE/LATimes/
- KCET, cultural journal California, Holly Willis,19 sept: http://www.kcet.org/arts/artbound/counties/los-angeles/axs-festival-2014-pasadena.html
- 2014 TKTNK publication, 1th edition may, MADCOW: Food, Form, Memory by Victoria Douka-DoukoPoulou, pg 15-21http://issuu.com/cbadal/docs/tktnk_one_intersection_web/1?e=3316994%2F7662185
- 2013 Trouw, 3 augustes, Blaas, Robert van Heuven
- 2013 De Morgen, Arjan Benning, Buitelende, Blaas vertedert iedereen, dinsdag 30 juli, pagina 7
- 2013 NRC Handelsblad - review Blaas, Fritz Abrahams, 1 oktober
- 2013 Parool *****, review Blaas, Simon van den Berg
- 2013 NRC Handelsblad, review Blaas by Ron Rijghard, 'Vervreemdend theater op een eiland', 17 juni, pagina 12