Laws of Motion In a Cartoon Landscape (Trailer) – Andy Holden & Tyler Woolcott
Took Gus to Andy Holden’s show “Chewy Cosmos Thingly Time” at Kettle’s Yard. Mounds of chewing gum-like blobs of builder’s plaster – the leftovers of this process also stuck to beer bottles. A series of decorated bowls made from gramophone records hang from the ceiling on chains. Also video, animation, music and painting. Knitted fruit in seaside arcade grabber machines. A room-set with book shelves, ornaments, birds nests – Holden’s father was the ornithologist Peter Holden and the two collaborate on bird themed performances.
Andy Holden is a young British artist and this show brings a broad cross-section of his work together for the first time. The exhibition reflects his experimental un-precious approach, happily mixing processes and improvising with commonly available materials. Holden designs his own exhibition posters/communication and produces affordable editions/merchandise – tea towel + calogue = £8. 7″ vinyl record by Holden’s band The Grubby Mitts £5. Googly-eye fluffy bug £1.
Above is a trailer for the lunchtime talk/performance at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. Andy Holden and Tyler Woolcott. 7th July 2011. Music from Standards by Tortoise. The show runs until July 10th.