Lena Gätjens studied Stage and Costume Design (Diploma) in Graz and Lisbon. 2013 she graduated in the mastercourse for Architectural Lighting Design at Hochschule Wismar. For eight years she has been working as a freelance Stage and Costume Designer for state theatres as well as independent productions.
Observing light and using it as an expressive and narrative tool, is a continuation of her involvement with the scenic space. She realized her masterthesis within the project Grandhotel Cosmopolis, where she researched about light in the context of a Social Sculpture.
Since 2013 she works mainly as a light artist, lighting designer and illustrator.
The potential of light to design space, perception and narrative scenes is being investigated about in Lena Gätjens‘ installations and illustrations. She works alone or with collectives like Grandhotel Cosmopolis, 333 and horstjensolé.
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