Laura Gonzalez

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Words

About Me

Seductive Colour: A Conversation with Laura González, by Alexandra Melissa Korey. Illywords, 25 October 2010. Read here.


Edited Books

Madness, Women and the Power of Art, edited by Frances Davies and Laura Gonzalez, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

Book chapters

‘Between laughter and crying’, co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen. In Madness, Women and the Power of Art, edited by Frances Davies and Laura Gonzalez, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

‘The Hysteric as Mad: Unfolding an Exquisite Corpse’, co-written with Dr Eleanor Bowen. In ‘Beyond these Walls: Confronting Madness in Society, Literature and Art’ [ebook], edited by Helen Goodman, Bernadette V. Russo and Joana Zózimo, Oxford, Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2013.

‘Juicy Salif as a Cultish Totem’. In Barbara Townley & Nic Beech (eds) Managing Creativity: Exploring the Paradox. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 287-309. Download PDF (1.93MB).


Printed Works

Cover of ELSE journal (Untitled, composite image created with Christopher Danowski), inaugural issue 0, April 2014.

B (page as dance stage), printed work in Crux Desperationis, issue 5 (PDF 3.7MB), Montevideo, January 2014, p. 12.

Provocatrice II, printed work in The Brooklyn Review 29th issue, 2012.

The Scene of a Crime, 2HB Vol. 10, edited by Francis McKee and Louise Shelley, July 2011, Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. Download PDF (1.4MB).

Author for The Black Merkin, part of Bad Romance, a collaborative project by the New Society of Dilettanti, launched at Collective Gallery in Edinburgh on 20 August 2011. Download PDF (2.7MB).

Untitled (Mind / Body), The Mind’s Construction magazine, pilot issue, London, December 2004, pp. 26-27. Download PDF (708KB).

Untitled (Mind / Body) The Mind’s Construction magazine, pilot issue, London, December 2004, pp. 26-27

Papers and articles

‘Trance art and other possessions’, co-authored with Christopher Danowski, Trans-What? conference proceedings, 2014.

‘What’s the First Thing You Ever Made, Laura Gonzalez?’ The Project Room Off Paper, 2011. Read it here.

‘Kissing exposed to the gaze’. New Associations, issue 3, summer 2010, p. 15. Read PDF (1.7MB).

‘Cities that fold in on themselves’. In Gaia Persico (curator), Urban Origami. Exhibition catalogue. PM Gallery & House, 1 July – 29 August 2010. London: Arttra, pp. 8-9. Read PDF (70KB)

‘Stranger, Seducer’. In Conference Proceedings from Transmission: Hospitality. 1-3 July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University.

‘An artist reflects on an artist’s Biennale’, Arttra. Forum for Contemporary Arts, 2009. Read PDF (520KB).

‘Escape to Your Unconscious’. In New Escapologist Magazine, Issue 2, 2009. pp. 55-57. Download PDF (822KB).

‘The line, the look and the gaze’. In Gaia Persico (curator), Isobar. Exhibition catalogue. Fieldgate Gallery, 20 October – 11 November 2007. London: Arttra. pp. 18-21. Read PDF (696KB).

‘The line, the look and the gaze’. In Gaia Persico (curator), Isobar. Exhibition catalogue. Fieldgate Gallery, 20 October – 11 November 2007. London: Arttra. pp. 18-21.

A Biennial in Venice, The Mind’s Construction Quarterly, 2005. Read PDF (130KB).

White worship: the iPod, Arttra. Forum for Contemporary Arts, 2005. Read PDF (99KB).

The Edge of Emptiness; an essay on Thomas Joshua Cooper. Arttra. Forum for Contemporary Arts, 2005. Read PDF (100KB).

Sophie’s World: The Delusions of the Artist, The Mind’s Construction Quarterly, 2005. Read PDF (101KB).

[Spanish / Español]: El mundo de Sophie: El espejismo del artista

Skin Against Stone: Julio Medem in London, The Mind’s Construction Quarterly, 2003. Read PDF (53KB).

[Spanish / Español]: Piel contra piedra

National Pride: the 50th Venice Biennale, The Mind’s Construction Quarterly, 2003. Read PDF (58KB).

Parchu (to Honour), in ‘Metamorphosis’, an exhibition of works by Jude James and Evi Chamouratidou, PINAKOQHKH MARGARH, 2002. Read PDF (438KB).

Parchu (to Honour), in ‘Metamorphosis’, an exhibition of works by Jude James and Evi Chamouratidou, PINAKOQHKH MARGARH, 2002.

Precarious Art Essay, unpublished Masters dissertation, Wimbledon School of Art, 2001


Book Reviews

We take pictures, therefore we are. A review of Mike Robinson and David Picard’s The Framed World: Tourism, Tourists and Photography. Times Higher Education, No. 1,923, 19-25 November 2009, p. 50. Download PDF (488KB).

Expedition. A journey around the west coast in search of tropical Scotland by Melanie Carvalho. Art & Research, Volume 1. No. 1. Winter 2006/07. Read PDF (117KB).


Conference papers

Chair of the open session ‘Just what is it that makes studio PhDs so different, so appealing?’, College Arts Association, 12 – 15 February 2014, Chicago.

‘Trance Art and Other Possessions’, co-written with Christopher Danowski. Trans-What? Symposium, Transartfest, Art Biennial, 27 July – 9 August 2013, Berlin.

The hysteric as mad: unfolding an exquisite corpse, co-authored with Eleanor Bowen.5th Global Conference: Making Sense of Madness, Thursday 30th August 2012 – Saturday 1st September 2012, Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom. Read paper.

The material sensuousness of a hysteric’s performance. Sensuous Object, Medical Museion, Copenhagen, 29–30 September 2011.

Seduction captured. The Social Life Of Methods, ESRC Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change, 6th Annual Conference, 31 August-3 September 2010, St Hugh’s College Oxford.

Stranger, Seducer. Transmission: Hospitality. 1-3 July 2010, Sheffield Hallam University. Download the paper from the conference proceedings.

Make me yours: studying the psychodynamics of seduction through works of art. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, Middlesex University, 5th June 2010.

What the artwork wants: thoughts for, against and around interpretation in art and psychoanalysis. Co-authored with Sharon Kivland. Research into Practice 2008: the Problem of Interpretation. Royal Society of Arts, London, 31 October 2008. Read paper.

Reflections on seduction. Architexture: Exploring textual and architectural spaces. University of Strathclyde, 15-17 April 2008

Mothers, daughters and cryptophores. Conference contribution: A return to Almodóvar: Roundtable discussion of his most recent film. Association for the Psychoanalysis of Culture and Society 2007 Annual Conference – Hope for Hard Times: Anxiety, Alienation and Activism, Rutgers University, 2-4 November 2007

When Freud Visited the Acropolis, Introduction presentation to the ‘Psychoanalysis in Doctoral Research’ panel, Rigorous Holes: Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Theory in Art and Performance Research, Chelsea College of Art, 29-30 May 2007. Watch my presentation.

Juicy Salif as a cultish totem. The Discipline of Creativity: Exploring the Paradox, Session: ‘Ars longa’: establishing value, Institute for Capitalising on Creativity, RSAMD, 2 May 2007

Why the PhD studio? Co-authored with Naren Barfield. College Art Association, 95th Annual Conference, New York, 14-17 February 2007

Created to lead astray: Baudrillard’s seduction in contemporary artefacts, Engaging Baudrillard Conference, Swansea University, 4-6 September 2006

 

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.