Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape

Andy Holden

September 22, 2018 –November 18, 2018

Floor 5

For MOCA’s grand opening, Floor 5 is also programmed with a work that will appeal to children and adults alike. In Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, an animated version of the artist Andy Holden guides us through the laws of physics in cartoons with characters including Bugs Bunny and Wile E. Coyote.

Drawing on the work of Greek philosophers, Stephen Hawking and our current political landscape, Holden identifies and unpicks ten laws of cartoon physics, the first of which is that “anybody suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of their situation.”

The main feature starts on the hour.

Andy Holden, Installation View of Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, 2011-16. Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto. Photo by Toni Hafkenscheid.