Laura Gonzalez


Dance House Community Company

Making Music Overture

Making Music Overture, choreographed by Rosina Bonsu and Ailsa-Mary Gold, performed by Dance House Community Company at the Merchant City Festival on 28.07.12 as part of ‘Big Dance 2012’. Photograph by Gueneviere Moreaux.

Hear me and see us dance here:

Get Scotland Dancing: The Film from Creative Scotland on Vimeo.

This summer thousands of people across the UK, from professional to amateur dancers, young and old were involved in Big Dance 2012 – the UK’s biggest celebration of dance as part of the push to Get Scotland Dancing.

This specially commissioned film follows the events in Scotland’s cities and captures the experiences of some of the participants.
Shot by Glasgow-based filmmaker Fraser Denholm.

Body Beats

Body Beats, choreographed by Ruth Mills. Preview performance Sunday 1st April 2012, Grand Ole Opry, Glasgow. Performance: Monday 2nd April 2012 as part of ‘Emotion and Motion’ with Dr Peter Lovatt and Ruth Mills. Edinburgh International Science Festival, National Museums of Scotland.

Magritte Inspired

Magritte Inspired, choreographed by Jane Simpson and performed at the Merchant City Festival on 24.07.11.

A Summer’s Day

A Summer’s Day, choreographed by Tom Pritchard and performed at the Merchant City Festival on 24.07.11.

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.