‘Judgement (You Better Get Ready)’ was originally produced for “Harry Smith Anthology Remixed” a touring exhibition of artworks inspired by the legendary Harry Smith Anthology of American Folk Music. The exhibition, curated by Rebecca Shatwell, brought together the work of 84 artists and musicians including Luke Fowler, Bill Drummond, Daniel Johnston, Linder, Michael Nyman, Animal Collective, Juneau Projects, Jad Fair and Vashti Bunyan. The exhibition launched at alt.gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne before touring to the CCA in Glasgow.
Each artist was invited to make a visual artwork in response to 1 track each from the groundbreaking music release The Anthology of American Folk Music. The Anthology was edited by seminal New York artist, musicologist and experimental filmmaker Harry Smith, and first published by Folkways in 1952.
Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard selected the track Judgement by Sister Mary Nelson.
This is how they described the project: “Judgement is a haunting track that seems to truly embody the spirit of the Anthology. We wanted to step inside it, to understand it, and to echo its conspiratorial sense of endeavour and purpose. It’s unquestionably a call to action – so we took to the streets, to Trafalgar Square, and set about spreading the word of the song. This is our cover version.”
10″ x 8″ digital photographic print
signed on the reverse by the artists
The print is supplied unframed and unmounted