RP3 is a rectangular kinetic sculpture comprised of two large sheets of plastic between which a light source is fixed. The structure will continuously arc from a horizontal position to an upright position. Reaching beyond its constraints as a structure RP3 employs light to extend the works spatial dimensions as it scans the plaza in a curved trajectory. This is a chance to see RP3 for the first time in London and to view the Economist Plaza in a new light as the sculpture explores, guiding the eye as it slowly scans the space.
Nathaniel Rackowe is well known for using kinetic elements that literally challenge the constraints of architecture. The dynamic interactive relationship that RP3 proposes asks us to address the ideas Rackowe explores; the absolutes of the built environment, the area between the real and the unreal, and if it is possible to be between the two points of known and unknown.
a major solo show of Nathaniel’s work Luminous Territories is currently showing at his represented gallery, BISCHOFF/WEISS, 95 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY www.bischoffweiss.com. A large-scale sculpture is also showing at The Body Electric at the Truman Brewery.
Nathaniel Rackowe graduated with an MA from the Slade School of Fine Art, London, in 2001. Recent
shows have been held at BISCHOFF/WEISS, London, Almine Rech gallery, Paris and Anderson Gallery MOCA, Miami.