EVI LICHTUNGEN - the International Light Art Biennale taking place in Hildesheim, Germany - is a decentralized exhibition project, where international artists and their works enter into a dialogue with significant places in the city. Facades become canvases, hidden and little-noticed places become visible, sacred and secular sites become negotiating spaces for contemporary art.
For its 2020 edition Nathaniel Rackowe presents Square Prism - a time-bound, sequenced light installation that was specially designed for a unique vantage point of Hildesheim.
The luminous lines of light in Square Prism are gradually illuminated until the composition shifts and gains speed, and the work forms a cube, a square light prism, at the end of the sequence. The work picks up on the geometry we encounter in the urban environment and refers directly to the famous square church towers, which can be seen from its point of view. The piece draws attention to the often hidden beauty of cities and the basic forms they contain.