football projects

Football Projects ~ Liverpool v Everton

Jessica Voorsanger was commissioned in 1998 to created a piece of work for the Liverpool Biennial. She decided to try to unite the city that was divided by its two premier league football teams by celebrating them both. She had eleven players from both Liverpool and Everton Football Clubs make impressions of their football boots into plasticine. These impressions were then made into ceramic tiles and glazed in the colours of their teams. Eleven fans from each team were also invited to make impressions of their footprints as well. The final 44 tiles were shown at Tate Liverpool. They were created as an edition of two. One of the editions was given to the teams, to share. There were also off shoot projects from this, in particular, the Liverpool Football Club school drawing competition where the winner was able to meet their favourite player.


Bead Works ~ Football Chants

This series of paintings were beaded texts mounted on velvet canvases, as part of the Bead Works Series . The exhibition coincided with The World Cup in Germany (2006), with the exhibition taking place in Berlin at Gallerie-33, FON. The texts themselves all came from the chants/songs that were song by one nation’s football supporters to either the other teams supporters or team. The mix of often crude and insulting texts were in contrast to the beautiful appearance of the paintings themselves.