The Slave’s Lament at the National Galleries of Scotland

Graham Fagen. The Slave’s Lament, 2015 Four-channel colour video installation, with sound, 14 min. 27 sec.

Now on display as part of the landmark exhibition spanning 110 years titled New Arrivals: From Salvador Dalí to Jenny Saville 27 November 2021 – spring 2023 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art (Modern One) 75 Belford Road, Edinburgh, EH4 3DR  

Ghetto Priest and the Scottish Ensemble perform The Slave’s Lament, composed by Sally Beamish, produced by Adrian Sherwood with additional guitars by Skip “Little Axe” McDonald and drums by Lincoln “Style” Scott.

A song credited to Robert Burns and first published in James Johnson’s Scots Musical Museum in 1792.

Made for Scotland + Venice 2015, curated by Hospitalfield.

The work was kindly gifted to the National Galleries of Scotland by Outset UK.