Laura Gonzalez


21 May 2007

This is what I am up to…

AcropolisRigorous Holes: Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Theory in Art and Performance Research.

A conference on the use of Psychoanalytic Theory in Art and Performance for doctoral students, organised by The Research Centre at Wimbledon College of Art and the School of Social Sciences, Brunel University.

The Red Room, Chelsea College of Art, Millbank 29 and 30 May 2007

Speakers include: Dr Malcolm Quinn, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr Stijn Vanheule, Dr Joanne Morra, Dr Jane Rendell, Dr Maria Walsh, Professor Naomi Segal.

I will be chairing the session entitled ‚ÄòPsychoanalysis in Doctoral Research‚Äô on the morning of the 30th May. My opening presentation is provisionally entitled ‘When Freud visited the Acropolis‘. Want to know what happened?

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3 Responses to “This is what I am up to…”

  1. Brian said:

    Looking forward to hearing more. Please note my new site address above as the one you have linked to is no longer valid.


  2. Laura Gonzalez said:

    Sorted, Bowssen! Thank you for letting me know!

  3. Laura Gonzalez » Blog Archive » Psychoanalytic principles said:

    […] – what is research if not a lot of that – a link jumped at me. Ever since I chaired the Psychoanalysis in Doctoral Research panel at the Rigorous Holes: Perspectives on Psychoanalytic Theo… workshop, and heard Professor Naomi Segal speak, I have been concerned about psychoanalytic […]

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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.