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. Since 2013 she works as a light artist, lighting designer and illustrator.
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. The potential of light to design space, perception and narrative scenes is being investigated about in Lena Gätjens‘ installations, works in public space and in architecture.
As a part of the collective 333 she realizes art in public and art in building projects. With plus ou moins cirque she develops the performance „unmeasurement“, a site specific show with the purpose of locating ourselves between frequencies, distances and time. She is part of the project horstjensolé running a telephone booth, moving it in the public space and once set up rings and by that, invites passers-by to a truly one-to-one conversation with strangers.