Block Tower - Photograph by Charles Danby
Nathanial Rackowe

Visual Art Exhibition

14 April -14 July 2008

Preverberation is a word used by Nathaniel Rackowe to describe the moment prior to the action that leads to the making of a piece of work. It is the thought that prompts the idea. It also draws on the word reverberation, describing an echo, or the resonance of the past within the present. Using light, kinetic elements and common industrial materials, Rackowe makes works that animate architectural spaces and transform viewers into participants.  It is from these points of departure that Rackowe presents both old and new works, works that reveal above all, a continued engagement with the activity of production.

Alongside the new sculptural work, Block Tower (2008), Nathaniel Rackowe showed previously unseen photographs that explore through registrations of scale, the structural possibilities of his sculptures.  He also shows a video work that draws together previously separate footage from a number of installations that span his career.

Nathanial Rackowe Information Sheet


Nathaniel Rackowe was born in 1975 and studied at Sheffield Hallam University and the Slade School of Fine Art. Solo shows include Luminous Territories, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (2007), Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (2007), Shift, BISCHOFF/WEISS, London (2005). Group shows include Lumiere, Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin (2008), All Tomorrows Pictures, ICA, London (2007), Artificial Light, MoCA Goldman Warehouse, Miami (2006) and Monologue/Dialogue UK-Thai art today, Bangkok University Gallery Bangkok (2006). Commissions include RP3, Economist Plaza with the Contemporary Arts Society, London (2007) and LP4, Victoria Station, London (2006). Forthcoming solo shows include Galerie Almine Rech, Paris (2008).
(Biography correct at time of exhibition, July 2008)