The artist collective wirbeide was founded in 2016 at the Foundation University of Hildesheim and consists of Lena Düspohl and Emilia Schlosser with changing collaboration partners.
Wirbeide is interested in exploring social phenomena with artistic means and creating temporary spaces for encounters.
EMILIA SCHLOSSER studied MA Performance Making at Goldsmiths University in London. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice (Theatre/Art) in Hildesheim and Stockholm. Since 2013 she has been designing and leading workshops with children, young people and students. As a writer, dramaturg and production manager, she works with institutions and artists in the volatile and often muddy fields of the performing arts. As part of different performance collectives she creates research based work that examine the relationship between personal experience and theoretical context. If you want to know more, take a look at the writing corner and the excursions - there you can also read why she would like to be the director of an allotment garden. Emilia likes metaphors and sticky notes.
LENA DÜSPOHL creates encounters in performative art and mediation. She assisted Sabine Zahn with the choreographic study "Into Dwelling" and worked for Schaubude Berlin as part of Tuki (Theater und Kindergarten). For Floating (University), she directed Lab 3 of the project "Nur hier kann man hier sein" ("Only here can you be here") together with Anja Fiedler. From April to May 2022, she is doing an artistic research on sitting together as a Take Heart resident at theatre wrede+. She studied cultural studies and aesthetic practice (theater/media) at the University of Hildesheim and cultural management at the FU Berlin.
2023 von Hand/artistic research/ #TakeHeart residency scholarship Schaubude Berlin
2022 DIE STEUERWESEN/ residency for artistic research/ flausen+ scholarship and Theater Combinale Lübeck
2021 Agentur für kunstvoll schlechtes Verstecken/Workshop with children/ bilderbewegen e.V. and Prater*Gallery Berlin
Endlichkeiten- Was vergeht?/ participatory online-project/ bilderbewegen e.V. and Prater*Gallery Berlin
Endlichkeiten-Was bleibt?/ workshop for teenagers/ bilderbewegen e.V. and Prater*Gallery Berlin
Abrisse/ online video project
2020 In_Zwischen/ digital research project
2019 MEWO/ Performance-Installation/ FUSION Festival Lärz, State of the Art Festival Hildesheim, Szenario festival Lüneburg, Kunststation Ottersberg
2018 körper.proben/ Performance/ Stiftung Universität Hildesheim
2016 verräumt/ Performance Installation/ Banden! Festival of performative alliances/Staatstheater Oldenburg