Maria Plus One, Plus One You're my Number One

Maria Legault

2005, 02:34 minutes, colour, French, English


This video is part of larger project entitled Maria Plus One that lasted from 2005 to 2008. This series of photographs, videos, live performances and interventions depicted the artist enacting various romantic rituals with a life size doll. Plus One You’re My Number One presents a series of still images of the artist engaging in activities with her male doll named Plus One. The upbeat tone and lyrics of the song pretend to celebrate the joy created through this uncanny romance between a woman and an inanimate object. 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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