Arlo Mountord is a Melbourne based video artist who works primarily with digital animation. In 'The lament', 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.
dual channel digital animation, colour, sound
3/5 + 2 AP
duration: 00:10:00 mins, aspect ratio: 16:9
Signature & date
Signed l.l. Certificate of authenticity, black ink "Arlo Mountford". Not dated.
Gift of Anita and Luca Belgiorno-Nettis 2017. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
Not on display
© Arlo Mountford
Referenced in 1 publication
Justin Paton, Unguided tours: Anne Landa Award for video & new media arts 2011, 'Notes from an unguided tour', pg. 9-11, Sydney, 2011, 10, 34 (colour illus., detail), 35, 36-37 (colour illus., detail), 38-39 (colour illus., detail, 53, 54.