Andy Holden

Even Darker Matter

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Dimensions 20.7 x 14.5 cm
Nominated by Sigrid Kirk

About the work

This drawing was part of a series of studies for a 3D animated film Even Darker Matter which was part of my exhibition The Structure of Feeling at Block 336 in London from September-December 2020. The exhibition was a cartoon-like theme park with electric powered carts that transported visitors around an illuminated track. At various points on the track videos would play including Even Darker Matter, which required 3D glasses. In this film animated eyeballs drift through the edge of the cosmos colliding with star clusters made from old cartoon clips. This film was synched with the lighting rig so each time an eye appeared to pass through the screen the lights would flicker. The show was exploring what comes after the cartoon landscape by exploring its outer edges.

About the artist:

Born 1982 Blunham, Andy Holden lives and works in Bedfordshire. Graduated from Foundation in Art, Cambridge Regional College (2002); BA Fine Art, Goldsmiths College (2005); and Guest Student Staedelschule, Frankfurt (2006).

Selected solo exhibitions include Natural Selection, Leeds Art Gallery and touring (2018-2019); Good Grief Charlie Brown, Somerset House, London (2018); Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape, Museum of Contemporary Art, Toronto (2018); Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape (live), Alserkal Avenue Project Space, Dubai (2018); Animals and Us, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2018); Opposite of Time, performance, Henry Moore Studio, Mutch Hadam (2018); Laws of Motion, Kunsthalle Viborg, Denmark (2017); World as Cartoon, performance, Tate Britain, London (2017); Future Generation Art Prize, Venice Biennale (2017); Future Generation Art Prize, Pinchuk Foundation, Kyiv (2017); As Speed Increase Objects can Be in Several Places At Once, Lancaster Arts (2017); 50 Years of Milton Keynes, M!MS Dream Sequence, Milton Keynes Gallery (2017); and Towards a Unified Theory of M!MS, Kunsthall Winterthur (2015). Selected group exhibitions include Rinnzekete bee bee nnz err müü, Kunstverein Weisbarden (2018); The Practice of Theories, Wysing Arts Centre (2016); Secret Surface, K-W Berlin (2016); Playing by the Rules, Royal Standard, Liverpool (2016); and 20 Years, Zabludowicz Collection, London (2015).

Awards include Paul Hamlyn Award (2012); Stanley Picker Fellowship, Kingston University (2011-12); and Boise Travel Award, Slade/UCL (2008).

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