Laura Gonzalez

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8 May 2014

Scottish Dance Theatre’s SisGo at Tramway

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Last week and this, I have been rehearsing with Scottish Dance Theatre as part of their SisGo production at Tramway. We open this Friday 9th May and we will also be dancing on Saturday 10th May. The show is at 7.30 on both days and I can tell you it is a dance experience you will not forget. If you are in Glasgow, come and see it. The music is spectacular, you will see a choreography called ‘Reverse Thriller’ and there is a lot of glow in the dark excitement. You also get to take your shoes off and share the same space as dancers. Not for the faint hearted!

Fleur Darkin’s SisGo from Scottish Dance Theatre on Vimeo.

If you come, follow the instruction anyone tells you at any time in the show, especially if it is to move or stand somewhere. I promise you will not be asked to backflip or somersault, and there are no individual solos planned for the audience.

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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.