Laura Gonzalez


18 Jan 2005

To Do by 15th February

In no particular order:

—Finish reading Les liaisons dangereuses
—Finish reading Apariencia desnuda: La obra de Marcel Duchamp
—Write AHRB Doctoral Award application
‚ÄîAdvance on the reading of Baudrillard’s Seduction (yawn)
—Write TMC article on Le Grand Verre
‚ÄîChase up PhD application (by 1st February, if I haven’t heard from them)
—Upload reading list into the Delicious Library
—Research Focus Grous bibliography, techniques and sample questionnaires
‚ÄîContact Dr Lorraine Gamman if she hasn’t been contacted by Central Saint Martins
—Find out where to buy mattress fibre or similar soft material
—Do something with the coloured sewing pins (design, draw or construct)

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About Me

I am an artist and writer. My recent practice performance, film, dance, photography and text, and my work has been performed, exhibited and published in many venues in Europe and the US. I have 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 I am not following Freud, Lacan and Marx’s footsteps with my camera or creating performance works as part of my Athenaeum Research Fellowship at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, I teach postgraduate students at Transart Institute.

I am currently immersed in an interdisciplinary project exploring knowledge and the body of the hysteric. In 2013, together with Child and Adolescent Mental Health practitioner Frances Davies, I co-edited the book ‘Madness, Women and the Power of Art’, to which I contributed a work authored with Eleanor Bowen. My book ‘Make Me Yours: How Art Seduces’ was published by Cambridge Scholars in 2016. In this text, investigates 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.