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VANESSA PLACE/ALEX FLEMING

A Performance as part of McArthur
Friday, September 5, 7pm

Vanessa Place and Alex Fleming will perform together on the opening night of Park McArthur’s exhibition. Fleming and Place will read a selection of texts from their work Snaxx, using music, audio, and props to remediate the reading:

“I know the question you are asking. ‘Why did you want to die? … or Why didn’t you want to live?’ Here is the answer. I didn’t want to die. If I could have waved a magic wand and lived for 200 years, I would have. Unfortunately, that’s not an option. Therefore, since death is inevitable, the better question is… do I want to live as long as humanly possible OR do I want to control the time and manner and circumstances of my death? That was my choice (and yours). I chose what was most appealing to me.”

Vanessa Place is a writer and criminal appellate attorney. She lives in Los Angeles. Alex Fleming is an artist. He lives in New York. They frequently collaborate.

XENA/LIVIA