Laura Gonzalez

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30 Jun 2009

Pina RIP

Farewell, beautiful Pina Bausch! My first encounter with Café Muller is one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

Here are Neil Bartlett’s accurate words (from an article written for the Guardian in 2005):

‘No theatre was as brutally or as elegantly in the present tense as Bausch’s, no women are more powerful than hers, no men more tender, no steps, slaps, looks or touches were ever as real’

Pina Bausch, a life in pictures.

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About Me

Laura Gonzalez is an artist and writer. Her recent practice encompasses film, dance, photography and text, and her work has been exhibited and published in the UK, Spain and Portugal. She has spoken at numerous conferences and events, including the Museum for the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, the Medical Museum in Copenhagen, College Arts Association and the Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society. When she is not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with her camera, she lectures postgraduate students at the Glasgow School of Art.

Her doctoral project, completed in 2010, investigated psychoanalytic approaches to making and understanding objects of seduction, including an examination of parallels between artistic and analytic practices, a study of Manolo Blahnik’s shoes as objects of desire, a disturbing encounter with Marcel Duchamp’s last work, and the creation of a psychoanalytically inspired Discourse of the Artefact, a framework enabling the circulation of questions and answers through a relational approach to artworks.

She is currently immersed in an interdisciplinary project exploring knowledge and the body of the hysteric.