In 2003, by turning their exhibitions into environments, Lili & Jesko also started focusing on the mood of the space or room, the vibration of the entire building which had to be transformed. In so doing, the surroundings themselves become part of the art. The room becomes an integral part of the work of art. Working mainly with abandoned houses, buildings like in 2005, a 200 year old Villa which had been for 50 years a town-hall full of bureaucracy or in 2011 a former hospital which had been abandoned for 6 years with numerous traces of vandalism inside. Their intent and focus has been always to transform negative vibrations into positive or from dark to the light.
In all their works, Lili & Jesko try to create a highly atmospheric “Gesamtkunstwerk” in which they transform spaces, recycle lovingly chosen objects and intricately and imaginatively process materials. An integral part of the installations always include their sensitive portraits and contemplative water landscapes. These spaces invite the visitor to linger and contemplate; Lili & Jesko try to create spaces that grant an existential perception of life and intense sensuality thus enabling the visitor to partake in the external and internal journeys undertaken by them through space, time and existence.