Maria Plus One, Get Engaged
2005, 02:08 minutes, colour, English
The documentation of this live performance is part of larger project entitled Maria Plus One that lasted from 2005 to 2008. The series of photographs, videos, live performances and interventions depicted the artist enacting various romantic rituals with a life size doll. Get Engaged showcases the engagement of Maria Legault and her male doll Plus One at the luxurious Drake Hotel in Toronto. At the unofficial celebration of their love the artist shows off her wedding ring, serves heart shaped cookies and prances around with her male doll partner. There is also a representative that takes orders for custom made dolls so that attendees can purchase their very own romantic partner. Although this project is humorous and appears to be saccharine sweet and light hearted at first glance, it raises important questions about loneliness, otherness, conformity, gender roles and the institutions of love and marriage.
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