Reg Perfect & The Squeegees was an exhibition curated by Leigh Clarke. The participating artists were asked to ‘interpret’ what kind of band that they were. It was a predominantly printmaking exhibition, hence the band name being a play on printmaking terms ‘registration perfect’ and squeegees. Jessica Voorsanger’s version of the band was as a ‘glam rock’ band. Her contribution was both a poster, where she posed as all of the members of the band and an installation of the band’s dressing room. The dressing room included their costumes, make-up, rider and pre-show food requests, beer & cigarettes. On the preview night there was a performance, which included Leigh Clarke as Reg, of the band.
This performance took place at The Art Car Boot Fair. Following on from the previous year’s performance of Portraits by Amy Winehouse , playing on the theme of tourists having their portraits drawn. In this case, the portraits of the visitors were drawn in charcoal but in the style of Henry Moore. The added element to the performance was that Jessica Voorsanger was dressed as Henry Moore while she created the portraits.
This performance took place at The Art Car Boot Fair. Playing on the theme of tourists having their portraits drawn. In this case, the portraits of the visitors were painted in oils, highly out of place in a street fair as they take up to a week to dry to the touch. They were also timed to take one hour. The added element to the performance was that Jessica Voorsanger was dressed as Amy Winehouse while she created the portraits.
Performances: Jessica Voorsanger often uses performance as a medium within her work, either by performing herself or by inviting visitors to participate in interactive exhibitions. The Impostor Series relies quite heavily on the use of costumes and interactivity, often through the inclusion of karaoke.
Fan-a-Grams This performative artwork was based on the idea of a telegram. The only difference was that instead of receiving a telegram/message the recipient received a screaming fan club of approx 5-10 girls demanding their autograph, telling them that they loved them, etc. The instructions that the girls had were to be persistent until they had received their autographs. The recipients of the Fan-a-Grams were nominated by a friend. Once the autograph was obtained, they were given a certificate authenticating the experience (and letting them know who selected them to receive the experience) and a badge that stated: “I have been Fan-a-Grammed by Jessica Voorsanger’s Official posse of Fans”. The Fan-a-Grams were always held at a public event, ie. Livestock Market, The Hayward Gallery, etc.