Laura Gonzalez


12 Feb 2007

Melanie Carvalho’s expedition

expeditionSome of my thoughts on Melanie Carvalho’s book Expedition have been published on
ART & RESEARCH, Volume 1. No. 1. Winter 2006/07, a new e-journal looking at research in contemporary art practice. Something much needed, in my opinion…

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3 Responses to “Melanie Carvalho’s expedition”

  1. JUAN said:

    Qu» es de tÃ, alma flotante?

  2. Laura Gonzalez said:

    Mientras estaba en NYC, me he comprado una casa en Glasgow. Algo extra“o, pero ahi estoy. Ahora solo queda organizar los abogados, papeles, hipotecas, mudanzas y todo lo que la adultez conlleva. I lead a truly global life, don’t you think? Next: fotos de NYC. Que suerte que vuelvo a esa ciudad en Junio!

  3. Foucault Is Dead said:

    The materials from her trip were exhibited at Dundee Contemporary Arts, and they were interesting if not highly-eclectic. As your review indicates, I’m not too sure about flicking through them in a book.

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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.