Laura Gonzalez

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22 May 2018

Yoga and Art

What I do is often confusing, applies to different sets of people, takes place in different settings and contiguous times. I teach in the mornings, then I go to work — usually making art — then practice (or teach at lunchtime), then work some more, then teach in the evenings. I go to workshops or more classes in the weekends. How do I do it? When do I eat? Do I sleep? Do I have any friends? Often, I don’t even know myself. It has caused some trouble to people who asked to be put on my mailing list and started receiving information about my yoga classes when they wanted to know about my art work. I only have one mailing list, a yoga one, as this is my freelance business. As you can see, this is multiple hat disorder for most people.

The feeling for me, though, is not one of disjointedness or fragmentation. To me, it is a lot, but it is integrated. The problem is how to do it … Adrian Piper in her wikipedia facsimile, has the answer:

Even her works make yogic sense to me …

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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.