Laura Gonzalez


12 May 2007

Will fuck for shoes

From the beautiful Locher’s collection and with a zillion thanks to Michael.

Posted in Blog, Seductive things, Shoes

3 Responses to “Will fuck for shoes”

  1. Sera said:

    Silly me, where are the shoes?

  2. Michael Villena said:

    Lovely thoughts and photographs but then again it’s not surprising in light of your artist’s spirit. This particular woman reminds me so much of the “femme fatale” that occurs frequently in the Pre-Raphaelites’ works. The pose, the thinly veiled senusality and the shallow background smacks of Rossetti’s “Fazio’s Mistress”. Interestingly enough, had this been presented as a painting in Rossetti’s (or Burne-Jones’) time, it would have been a sensational scandal. Thanks 🙂

  3. Laura Gonzalez said:

    I think you have it. It is all about the scandalous: the hair, the cheeks, the background, the smile, the embroidery in the garments and then… the words. What words… what true words…

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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.