PCE were recently contacted by emerging sculpting talent Harrison Pearce, to discuss ways in which we could support him in his latest sculpting project. We were delighted to supply the Bosch Extrusion framework for his deeply evocative and cerebral attack on the senses, entitled ‘Defence Cascade’. The piece is strongly influenced by Harrison’s personal experience, who faced an uncertain 6 months, whilst he underwent tests for a brain tumour; the results of which were misinterpreted by medical professionals.
‘The Defence Cascade’ is perhaps known as the “Fight or Flight” response, to threats and fear, which has been uniquely captured in the form of this kinetic installation. Defence Cascade is a collaboration between Harrison Pearce and Composer Alex Mills. featuring large grey orbs depicting the human brain, which lay motionless until they are ‘attacked’ by mechanical fingers. The organs pulsate, retract and gesticulate as if in response to a fight or flight scenario, as string music is played.
Harrison recently thanked PCE by saying “PCE have been enormously helpful with work that is considered pretty ambitious, even for the art world, and it seems to be drawing a positive response from contemporaries within the art world, as well as those who have come to see it”.
Harrison’s work has been reviewed in the following places;
The Defence Cascade will be on display at Compton Verney (Warwickshire) between 30 June 2018 – 30 September 2018, as part of The Marvellous Mechanical Museum . Another of Harrison’s installations ‘Interview (prototype)’ is also on display at the Lightbox Museum from 7 July 2018 – 16 September 2018.
We are pleased to have supported this project and wish Harrison every success.