Even Darker Matter

Andy Holden | United Kingdom, 2019

Even Darker Matter

Does dark matter exist in dimensions we cannot access?

In this short film, the concept of dark matter as a missing mass of matter is loosely and ponderously explored through the depth created by the simple effect of home-made 3D. The emptiness of space is full of fragments of familiar sound recordings all taken casually on the artist’s phone, while 3D renders of computer-generated galaxies and asteroids interact with familiar images from cartoon history that hang in the air like constellations. The film is “the outer edges of the Cartoon Landscape”, the artist's theory for the point in time we now all inhabit, in which cartoon logic prevails in a space where things endlessly reoccur.


Andy Holden is an artist and musician whose work often looks at our relationship to the past, and how we make sense of ourselves. his pieces tackle history, nostalgia, and philosophical enquiry. Cartoon characters, beer bottles covered in plaster, charity shop finds and knitted sculptures have all featured in his work.

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