Oscar Perry

3 March – 5 April 2013


For our launch exhibition Plinth Projects presents Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities, a project by Oscar Perry examining the death of ELO’s Mike Edwards and his associations with the eccentric Indian mystic and avid Rolls Royce collector Osho.


In 2010, Edwards, also known as Swami Deva Pramada, was killed on the A381 road near where he lived in Devon, England, when a 600 kilogram cylindrical hay bale rolled down a hillside and collided with his van.


Perry's installation on the Plinth, and performance featuring a chauffeured Rolls Royce at the exhibition's Opening Picnic on 3 March, pay tribute to the shy and diminutive English cellist and his unlikely connection with the larger-than-life Indian guru.


Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, March 2013
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, March 2013
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, March 2013
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
Oscar Perry, Harvest Showdown / Early Classics, Hits and Rarities  2013
Installation view, Plinth Projects, Opening Picnic, 3 March 2013. Photo: Kobie Nel
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