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Part of Reed Arts Week 2017: BORDERS

Please join us for an artist talk by Molly Soda in the Reed College Eliot Chapel at 6:00pm on Saturday, March 4. Join Molly again later in the evening as part of the RAW DJ showcase in the Reed College Student Union from 9pm until 2:00am (Molly 10:30pm-midnight).

Molly's work will also be on display in the Reed College Performing Arts Building in the 2nd floor display case. Viewings will be March 1-5, 9am-5pm daily.

Free snacks and light beverages will be provided for this event.

All Reed Arts Week events are free and open to the public.

"The first encounter with the web-cam performance artist Molly Soda’s work will probably not occur in a traditional gallery or museum setting, and may not even occur within a typical art context at all. Instead Soda has generated a significant online following, sharing her web-based performances across social media platforms including Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter. Through opening up and expressing her vulnerability online, via the private space of her bedroom, Soda explores the technological mediation of self-identity, contemporary feminism, culture and perversion.

Soda was born Amalia Soto in 1989 in San Juan, Puerto Rico and currently lives and works in New York. She received her B.F.A in Photography and Imaging from Tish School of Art, New York University in 2011. Soda gained repute through participating in Paddles On!, the first ever digital art auction and gallery show held at Phillips auction house, New York, in 2013. There, she sold her piece Inbox Full (2013), an eight-hour webcam video of Soda reading all of the messages in her Tumblr inbox.

Since 2015 her work has been represented by Annka Kultys Gallery. The artist has had two gallery solo exhibitions, including Comfort Zone in 2016 and From My Bedroom to Yours in 2015 which was her first ever presentation and was accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue with three original essays.

Previous solo shows at the gallery include From My Bedroom to Yours and Comfort Zone. She has participated in several group shows internationally, including Net [ ] Work: 24 hours of Contemporary Video Art, Los Angles, Your Digital Self Hates You, Stadt Bern (2016) in Bern, Switzerland; Doubly So in Detroit; The Wrong Digital Art Biennale (2015) in Seoul; Like 2 B Liked in Kopenhagen, Denmark. She remains active on Tumblr and Twitter, and regularly publishes on NewHive."

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