Laura Gonzalez


7 Mar 2006

Yulia Tymoshenko

With thanks to Al for the pictures and the introduction.

The image of former Ukranian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, certainly feels like finding a palm tree in the desert. With her hair (which she had to demonstrate was real), her symetric face and her dress sense, she breaks the continuum of political / parlamentary life. At the same time, she infuses it with an unsettling, slightly gothic element that perverts the greay suit qualities of its environment. Just look at the dress…

Seductive? Possibly. Especially if seduction estems from a particular way of being itself…

Posted in Blog, Seductive people, Seductive things

3 Responses to “Yulia Tymoshenko”

  1. Lobo said:

    Yulia Tymoshenko, seductive? Most definitely! Especially with figure hugging grey dress. She managed to seduce a nation.

  2. Eugenio said:

    Lanciano, Italy, Oct. 17, 2007.
    Dear Sirs:
    from our Western European Standards this Lady seems to be smart and inteligent!.
    She has a lot of courage!.

  3. af said:


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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.