Emmanuelle Waeckerlé is a London based academic, artist, performer and improviser, working with the materiality and musicality of language.

Her practice emerges between text, image and performance, between the page and the body and her textual compositions, artist publications, installations, and participatory occasions seek meaningful ways of engaging with our interior or exterior landscape and each other.

She exhibits, performs and lead workshops nationally and internationally and some of her artists publications are in private and public collections including Bibliotheque Nationale de Paris, V & A,Tate Britain and the Poetry Library in London.

Emmanuelle has been greatly influenced by her initial encounter in 2006 and evolving connection with the Wandelweiser fluid community of composers, musicians and artists. In 2017 her double CD Ode (owed) to O was released by edition wandelweiser records and performed at Klangraum in Düsserldorf (july 2017), at café Oto (Feb 2018), at Constellation in Chicago (April 18) with a•pe•ri•od•ic ensemble.

Emmanuelle is a regular attendee of Eddie Prevost weekly improvisation workshop, a member of MOWO (MOPOMOSO workshop group), and founder member of Bouche Bée improvising trio on the edges of Language, with Petri Huurinainen (guitar) and John Eyles (saxophone).

She is a Reader in Photography and Relational Practices at UCA Farnham, and director of bookroom research and publishing platform. Her research interest lies in performative and participatory strategies, reading as an artistic practice, and in publishing as a critical and collaborative venture.
Between 2007and 2015 she was part of the small team running the Centre des livres d’artistes in St Yrieix, France.

Recent publications include Reading (story of) O (uniformbooks, 2015), RISE WITH YOUR CLASS NOT FROM IT ( bookRoom press, 2016), Code X - paper, pixel, ink and screen (bookRoom press, 2015)

Recent exhibitions and performances include,
Ode (owed to) O paper and performance, Music and/as process conference, Edinburgh, 30th June 18 - Bouche Bée, Mopomoso concert series, The Vortex, London, 17th June 18 - Training the senses: walking, workshop performance, Marres, house for contemporary culture, Maastricht, Holland, 13th June 2018 - ANTOINE BEUGER & EMMANUELLE WAECKERLÉ – "SPEAK// IF YOU CAN”: TEXT, SCORES, PERFORMANCE, 2 concerts at café Oto, performed by Antoine Beuger, John Eyles, Petri Huurinainen, Alex Mah, Will Montgomery, Artur Vidal and Emmanuelle Waeckerlé, London, 22nd 23th Feb 2018

Emmanuelle studied Photography with Mick Williamson at Sir John Cass (now Metropolitan University). She then completed an MA in Fine Art at the Slade school of Art in 1996 under Stuart Brisley. After a few years of part time lecturing on the Photography degree and the MA in Fine Art at Kent Institute of Art and design she was appointed senior lecturer in Visual communication at University for the Creative Arts in Farnham in the Photography department. She became a Reader in 2012.


Artiste pluridisciplinaire formée à la Slade School of Art et le Royal College of Art de Londres dans les années 90, Emmanuelle Waeckerlé évolue entre les traditions de l’art conceptuel, poésie concrète, et musique expérimentale à travers la performance, la photographie et le livre d’artistes.

Elle est basée entre Londres et St-Yrieix-la-Perche oú elle fait partie de la petite équipe du centre des livres d’artistes. Elle occupe un poste universitaire en communication visuelle (reader in photography and relational practices) à University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham et y dirige le centre de recherche bookRoom.

Son travail s’appuie sur un procédé de (dé) figuration de l'être et de sa parole. A l’aide de son corps et de sa voix, elle propose une vision politico poétique de l’existence, sous forme de fragments miroirs oú elle nous invite à (se) réfléchir.

Une immersion forcée de huit mois dans la langue Française en 2006 a eu des effets aussi inattendus qu’inespérés sur sa pratique artistique. Elle se partage depuis, entre L’Angleterre et la France et navigue entre deux langues et deux cultures qui se rencontrent et se rejoignent parfois à travers un projet ou une collaboration. Elle ne rêve qu’en Anglais.

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