Preview | Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape at the Cinema Museum

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Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, 2011-2017 (video still) by Andy Holden.

Artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape has its London debut at the Cinema Museum in Kennington

Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape (2011-2017), artist Andy Holden’s acclaimed film proposing that the world is now best understood as a cartoon, will be shown for the first time in London. More than five years in the making, and containing nearly 400 clips from the golden age of animation, Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape and recent related short cartoons are shown within the evocative setting of the Cinema Museum, the only museum in the UK dedicated to cinema-going.

Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape sees the limitless possibilities of today’s world through the prism of ten ‘motion laws’ delivered in a tone that is part-lecture, part-documentary and part-conspiracy theory, by the artist in the form of a cartoon avatar.  New laws such as Everything falls faster than an anvil and Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation, are combined with Greek myths, philosophy, politics and physics, and hundreds of clips from cartoon directors such as Tex Avery, Chuck Jones and early Walt Disney in an exploration of the world as an irrational space where anything can happen, yet certain things reoccur.

Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, south London, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day.

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Related events at The Cinema Museum
Live performances by Andy Holden:

Thursday 28th February, 7pm 
What I would do if I did what you would expect me to do
Selected monologues for projection and screen.

Thursday 7th March, 7pm
Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape (live green screen version). 

Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, 22 February – 10 March 2019, The Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way (off Renfrew Rd), London SE11 4TH.

For more information visit: www.cinemamuseum.org.uk


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