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Molly Soda at MassArt

  • Pozen Center, MassArt 621 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA, 02115 United States (map)

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.

For more on Molly, visit mollysoda.exposed

Email any questions to mecote@massart.edu

Lecture will take place in the Pozen Center.

Earlier Event: February 13
Jill Magid at MIT ACT
Later Event: February 16
Evelyn Rydz at Tufts Art Gallery