Plus One is a one-on-one performance about intimacy. It offers a 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, eroticisation of the gaze and other topics. This performance was conceived during the first lockdown in 2020.

For Sophie Guisset, doing puzzles was a fundamental activity, a sort of mental escape during a 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

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Concept & performance
Sophie Guisset
Dramaturgy Lisa Vereertbrugghen
Sound design
Diana Dobrescu, aka as the triple identity, Transmedia artist, Monica Kinolta, Dance Divine, Cyborg Amazone

The image used for the puzzle was created in collaboration
film director Goodyn Green

With the support of
BUDA - coproduction (BE)
Bâtard festival (BE)
Garage 29 (BE)
Workspacebrussels (BE)