Gamble drew inspiration from the 'The Lyon in Mourning' to write the poem 'Swivel'.
'The extracts I’ve worked with offer windows onto the positions of women, children and animals in the human (male) power play of the lead up to, duration and aftermath of the Battle of Culloden...That was the idea: to pivot (or ‘swivel’) the text, bring different things – things that are kind-of background presences – into the foreground.'
'Swivel' by Miriam Gamble (PDF). This version is the work in its original form, as provided by the artist.
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