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Title

The lament

2010-2011


Artist

Arlo Mountford

England, Australia

1978 -


About

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.


Details


Date

2010-2011


Media category

Time-based art


Materials used

dual channel digital animation, colour, sound, framed photograph


Edition

3/5 + 2 AP


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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

516.2017


Artist information

Arlo Mountford

Works in the collection

1


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


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.