Black Cube, Copenhagen, 2014
The Light-installation Black Cube is an interpretation of Den Frie’s coming conversion. The piece consists of a lighting cube outside Den Frie’s entrance, reflecting Den Frie’s architectural symmetry.
Den Frie’s two flagpoles, which is seldom used, becomes a part of Black Cubes founding structure while the use of scaffolding tubes and netting refers directly to Den Frie’s “building site” state.
A central topic in Rackowe’s work is how we experience the build environment that surrounds us. How we observe and navigate among them. He’s interested in change, the moment when one thing becomes another – from day to night, private to public, unfinished to finished.
The cube form, a recurring shape in Rackowe’s work, refers to a series of artworks he has created around the world and to Den Frie’s many different geometric floor plans, the building has been through during the years. Black Cube’s LED-lighting is, as building bricks, gradually lit until it stands in its full cubic form, as a witness of the changes that occurs behind the walls