Laura Gonzalez


20 Dec 2006

Juicy Phallus

Juicy Phallus by Caroline Noordijk in collaboration with Kyla Elliott.

This made me smile after a hard day’s work. Finally, someone has put Starck (and the masculinity he represents) back in its place. With thanks to Alastair, who can always make a perceptive comment or two…

Posted in Blog, Juicy Salif, Seductive things

2 Responses to “Juicy Phallus”

  1. Laura Gonzalez said:

    Hmmmmyes… but then we would have to analyze what one means by juicer, wouldn’t we?

  2. Ben said:

    If anything that juicer strikes me as vaginal, not phallic. It stands there with its legs parted, waiting for you to ram your big citrus up it…

    As a seducer, it’s not very subtle. Whereas the iPod seems blank and straightforward on the surface, but to master it you have to touch it in subtle ways – who would suspect that you’d have to hold down “select” and “pause” at the same time to get it to stop ignoring you when it locks up?

    The Starck juicer is a whore: initially enticing, but its flaws soon become apparent, leaving you sticky and unfulfilled. The iPod is the kind of object you’d like to settle down with for a long relationship.

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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.