Gunhild’s Mere

Gunhild’s Mere was a collaboration with the Danish artist and writer Amanda Schwarzfeldt. It took inspiration from the story of the Haraldskaer lady, a bog body discovered in Denmark in the 1830s.

Initially an opportunity to explore cultural connections between Britain and Denmark, the piece morphed over several months into a more intimate narrative that touches on myth-making and the role of fiction in appraising and understanding the past.

An early draft of chapter three can be found in Matches 2021 (pp. 20-21).

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