Laura Gonzalez

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16 Nov 2008

A Wind of Revolution Blows, the Storm is on the Horizon

I can’t wait to go to London at the end of November and see this exquisite show:

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We have see nothing yet but roses 2006 detail

Sharon Kivland
A Wind of Revolution Blows,
the Storm is on the Horizon

07.11.08 – 13.12.08

Chelsea Space
Chelsea College of Art and Design
16 John Islip Street
London SW1P 4JU

http://www.sharonkivland.com/

Her work is a fine example of the relationship between art, work, fashion, commodity and the possibility of a change of context (and of heart). Above all, though, I find the pieces very beautiful, in a strange kind of way; nostalgic, yet current. Fashions come back. It may be my French upbringing; or the revolutionary within me; or, again, the pleasing female eager to work patiently, yet subversively… Look, look at the images on the links to see what I mean. Better still, go and encounter them, and do your own work as a viewer. We are all labourers under Capitalism. The conditions and the space for this are very nice, though.

Posted in Blog, Interesting people, Seductive artworks


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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.