Laura Gonzalez


11 Feb 2007

The conference butterfly

I am getting really excited about going to New York. The College Art Association conference looks busy and interesting and, in a similar fashion than in the Biennale’s press days, lots extra seems to be going on. I think I will go to see the MFA show at Hunter College and perhaps I can even convince my boss to get us tickets for the gala dinner. That would be nice. I am also strangely looking forward to the paper, even though I shouldn’t be, as I haven’t seen a finished version yet. I like speaking in public (says the Thespian in me). But the city is what interests me the most about the whole thing. Lucky me, I am going there twice this year! Pics and post on return.

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One Response to “The conference butterfly”

  1. Juan said:

    Qu» bien, qu» envidia, Nueva York!… Eager to see those pics. J

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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.