Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape LIVE
Andy Holden presents an exceptional live performance at Falmouth University's AMATA as part of the Groundwork opening weekend on Saturday 5th May.
Through close observation of the adventures and mishaps of Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner and Bugs Bunny, Andy Holden has analysed the conventions that operate in the virtual realm of the animated cartoon, to come up with ten non-Newtonian Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape.
In a special live performance, commissioned for the opening weekend of the Groundwork season of international art in Cornwall, Holden will be transported into the cartoon world via green-screen technology, offering a dazzling journey through the history of animation, critical theory, physics and art, before arriving at contemporary politics and Trump Tower – ultimate proof that the world has now come to resemble a cartoon.
Andy Holden is an artist and musician whose approach is characterised by a desire to connect to audiences, while retaining his own idiosyncratic internal references and motivations. Often concerned with our relationship to the past and how we make sense of ourselves, his work tackles history, nostalgia, and philosophical enquiry.
Andy Holden’s live presentation of Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has been organised by Groundworks in partnership with Falmouth University’s Academy of Music and Theatre Arts (AMATA). Saturday 5th May at 7 pm. Free entry but booking essential via AMATA. Cornwall 365 is delighted to support a pre-performance reception for all audience members from 6pm.
Image credit: Andy Holden, ‘Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape’ (2016), video still, courtesy the artist