Cocky Eek

Cocky Eek

COCKY EEK (b. 1966) is an artist working on an experimental field and spatial practice encompassing monumental inflatables and lightweight immersive installations.

Her focus lays on expanding the power of perception in direct relation with our environment and our senses. She stages the human body in various tangible experiments resulting in moving, flying or floating experiences. Her spatial interventions let you experience that you are not moving through space, but that space is moving through you. Her work connects with the deeper layers of ourselves and of our surroundings.

Cocky: “To perceive directly that there is no separation between the environment and us is profoundly different from thinking about it.

Cocky is a core-team teacher at the ArtScience Interfaculty (BA/MA) of the Royal Academy of Art and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague since 2009 and takes part in the Deep Futures Research Group ’23-’24 of the KABK where she explores the voice of darkness along the Mudflats above the coastline of the NetherlandsShe led the Field Academy at StrandLAB Almere between 2018 -2023.

Presented works includeLanding Sites, Oerol Festival, Terschelling (2017); Landscape of Care, Slow Research Lab, Tiznit Marocco, (2019);  Spectrum, Spring Festival, Utrecht (2020), Amstelpark as Sensorial Heritage – fieldprogram, Zone2Source, Amsterdam (2022); Resonant Bodies, Slow Research Lab, 23th Biennale Sydney (2022); The Muddy Muddy Mystery Tour, Sonic Acts Biennial, Amsterdam (2024); UMAA-Unité Mobile d’Action Artistique,Mille Plateaux – Centre Chorégraphique National, FR (2024).

Photo: Cocky Eek by Bora Sekerci