Since 2010, hoelb/hoeb (Barbara Hölbing/Mario Höber) work together with a transdisciplinary team of artists, cultural theorists, scientists, researchers of inclusion and people in social careers. Their artistic test arrangement always follow a spatial dramaturgy, which offers a change in perspective to the visitors, so to reflect personal experiences of loss and exclusion. With the project "close link" (2013) at steirischer herbst, hoelb/hoeb examined relationships of closeness, rooms and daily actions in reference to patients in vegetative state and to persons with severe impairments.
Through their Project LOST_INN, the IG-V (International Society for Loss) was presented. It was founded by hoelb/hoeb together with their partners in culture science, hospice, grief counselling and funeral care as a logical consequence of their transdisciplinary research. The establishment of this society will be a future focus point of the artist duo.