Art in motion

Art in motion

16 Feb 2011

La Trobe University Museum of Art (LUMA) will showcase selected works by multi-award winning Australian artist, Arlo Mountford, in the exhibition ‘The Vanishing Point of History’ from 21 February to 21 April.

Arlo MountfordMountford’s eight works in the show delve into pop culture and art history through animation, installation and sound. Displayed on TV monitors and a large projection screen, the art explores twenty-first century culture and can end up being a ‘Where’s Wally’ of who’s who in the history of art.

‘Mountford animates his work using Adobe Flash software. He hand draws all of the scenes into the computer, lays on a soundtrack and produces engaging and thoughtful art that also exhibits his black humour,’ says Ryan Johnston, LUMA Curator.

The Triumph, one of Arlo’s main works on display, is a take on Renaissance painter, Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s 1562 painting, The Triumph of Death. In 2009, Arlo animated three other paintings by Bruegel taking viewers through each scene of his famously complex paintings by interweaving cultural and political references.

‘The Triumph is art put into motion. Mountford’s animations modernise the scenes painted by Bruegel with contemporary symbolism, like Jimi Hendrix on guitar,’ says Ryan.

Media Opportunity

What: ‘Arlo Mountford: The Vanishing Point of History’
Where: LUMA | La Trobe University Museum of Art, Ground floor, Glenn College, Bundoora Campus
When: 21 February – 21 April, Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm

To arrange an interview or for further information, please contact

Ryan Johnston

Curator, LUMA
T: 03 9479 2111




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