Plus One is a performance about intimacy for one viewer at a time. It offers the playful action of recreating a jigsaw puzzle with the artist. The image appearing in front of our eyes is the foundation for a conversation about conviviality, affinity, the eroticisation of the gaze and other topics.
This performance was conceived during lockdown. For Sophie Guisset, doing puzzles was a fundamental activity, a sort of mental escape during the period of isolation. It had therapeutic virtues, providing a way to focus her mind on a task at hand and get her thoughts in order. By sharing time with only one spectator at a time, she creates an intimate relationship with a stranger, until a subtly erotic tension emerges between the hands and the eyes, searching for an additional part.
spoiler alert: the image for the puzzle was made in collaboration with queer pornographer Goodyn Green.
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Sophie Guisset is a Berlin-based performance maker. After completing her education as an actress at the Royal Conservatory of Mons (BE), she took part in the Dance Intensive Program at Tanzfabrik Berlin. She has been working with Olga Tsvetkova, Fanny Brouyaux, Consolate Sipérius,Philipp Urrutia, Enis Turan, Natasza Gerlach and Lisa Vereertbrugghen. Her works have been shown at Bâtard festival, Santarcangelo Festival (IT), Latitudes Contemporaines (FR), Les rendez vous secrets (BE), and Tanzfabrik Berlin (DE).
concept, performance: Sophie Guisset, dramaturgy: Lisa Vereertbrugghen, sound design: Diana Dobrescu aka as the triple identity transmedia artist Monica Kinolta, Dance Divine et Cyborg Amazone, image of the puzzle in collaboration with Goodyn Green, supported by: Bâtard festival, Buda Kortrijk, Garage 29, Workspacebrussels