Naomi Cass: What do you mean by folly in the title?
Arlo Mountford: Folly means fun, lightheartedness and slightly foolish, but I was also thinking of its other meaning as an architectural object. Last year while travelling in Britain I visited a few follies, usually non-functional towers on the top of hills, built by noblemen to employ local townsfolk. This work reminded me of a folly in a historical sense and I saw the work as functioning as a decorative space, similar to a folly. Like a useless decorative architectural object, The Folly doesn’t do anything for you – it is designed to give pleasure.