Laura Gonzalez

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23 Apr 2007

Where would one be without friends?

What would I do without my peer groups? A very interesting discussion on that foto here, here and here. In Spanish though, and with bad language, as it should be…

Posted in Blog, PhD, Seduction, That photo


One Response to “Where would one be without friends?”

  1. Sera said:

    Listen, Laura. Öcoute.

    So much interested as you are in that matter of seduction, till the point of deeply
    diving into it, and studing it….and keeping close to the question on photos’ (not
    only yours) misteries…I would like to point out to you, not a photo in this case,
    but a painting. A frozen seductive instant, quand mÕme: The Melun Virgin, by Jean
    Fouquet.

    Take a look, a seducting one:

    http://hexagonobabel.wordpress.com/2006/06/29/pruebas-humanidades-uoc-junio-2006/

    Besazos.

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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.