Impostors ~ Crimefighters

The Impostors Series has taken several different forms. It’s main characteristic is in the ‘impostorship’ of someone well known. In the installation works, the viewer is invited to dress-up as the celebrity/television character or artist and perform as them. In some cases there are portraits of the ‘icons’ as well as costumes & wigs, often accompanied by karaoke. In the performance based pieces, Jessica Voorsanger becomes the ‘icon’ but always remains herself, ie. David Hockney with an American accent.

Crimefighters Crimefighters is project from the Impostors Series . The project consisted of an installation at the Kornhausen Gallery in Aschaffenburg Germany. The project celebrated the ‘TV Detective’. There were portraits (oil on canvas) of the featured TV detectives; Baretta, The Bionic Woman, Cagney & Lacey, Charlie’s Angels, CHiPS, Columbo, Hart to Hart, Horst Tappart, Knightrider, Kojak, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Miss Marple, The Bionic Man, Starsky & Hutch and The Sweeny. Other than the portraits, the installation consisted of wigs and accessories for each of the detectives featured which the visitors to the exhibition were invited to wear. The theme songs for the shows were also played, with a live band performing for the opening event.