Arlo Mountford

(England, Australia 1978 – )

The lament

Location
Not on display
Further information

Arlo Mountord is a Melbourne based video artist who works primarily with digital animation. In 'The lament' 2010-11, Mountford reanimates the lovers and cherubs depicted in Watteau's rococo paintings 'Pilgrimage to the Isle of Cythera' 1717 and 'Pilgrimage to Cythera' 1718-19. The narratives in these works have intrigued art historians for centuries because it is not clear whether the subjects were arriving or leaving the amorous island of Cythera. In 'The lament' Mountford has extended the narratives of Watteau's 'The pilgrimage' long enough for each scene to play out with surprising and amusing outcomes.

Year
2010-2011
Media
Time-based art
Medium
dual channel digital animation, colour, sound
Dimensions
duration: 00:10:00 mins, aspect ratio: 16:9
Signature & date

Signed and dated certificate of authenticity, black ball-point pen "... Arlo Mountford/ ...9 MARCH 2018".

Credit
Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Accession number
516.2017
Copyright
© Arlo Mountford