Maria Plus One, Get Married (Extract)

Maria Legault

2005, 04:59 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 Married, conceived in collaboration with Auriane Sokolosky showcases the wedding of Maria Legault and her male doll Plus One officiated by Auriane Sokolosky and interrupted by Istvan Kantor at the luxurious Drake Hotel in Toronto. 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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