Death Production: The Archive of Janna Flessa
Executed by Nick Flessa
February 10 - March 24, 2018
Los Angeles Contemporary Archive
Exhibition Essay by Maite Muñoz Iglesias
This archive is a generative space for a fragmented production cut short by death. It is here reanimated by its living executor to emphasize what was unspoken in the life of its subject: mental illness, spiritual fatigue and internalized self-destruction within a regional white patriarchy. But also the personal and quotidian: poetic appreciations as documents of lived experience, a focused personal art practice and a cosmic bond with the family dog.