Through close observation of the adventures of well-known characters including Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote, artist Andy Holden has adapted ten laws of cartoon physics to create a theory of art and the world we now inhabit. The first of which is that “anybody suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of their situation.” Holden, who first learned to draw by copying cartoons, argues that the golden age of this discipline offered “a prophetic glimpse” into the world in which we live. Studying cartoons, he suggests, will help us better understand the events that are shaping our present day, not least the moments of financial crisis and the recent election and referendum results.
In this special live performance, Holden is transported into the cartoon-world via green screen technology. This leap into a series of familiar landscapes unfolds an astonishing journey through the history of animation, critical theory, physics and art, before arriving at contemporary politics and Holden’s theory that the world has now come to resemble a cartoon.
Seniors and Students: $10
Under 18: Free
Engage and Immerse Members: $5
Please note: Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape will be closed Friday, November 9, in order to set up and rehearse for the evening performance.
Watch the trailer for Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape: