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Q&A With Andrew Scott

Some things he said: 

I always wanted to play a villain but I always had a innocent little face.. Which is gone now through bitterness.

Advice for theater exam: “The thing about nerves is, it doesn’t matter - we’re all gonna be dead soon.

Does Moriarty have a future?  "like I could answer that.

I like the idea of people having extreme reactions to the character “

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Artist Rafia Santana to Exhibit ‘SELFiE’ Series at MoCADA - May 9th.

Pairing visual art with audio and smart phone technology, in the form of soundscapes accessed through QR codes below each image, multimedia artist Rafia Santana’s SELFiE exhibition is a “medium-bending exploration of an artist on a journey of self-care.”

Through SELFiE, Rafia creates a unique experience that merges photography, image manipulation, and digital painting to “produce a hybrid form of representation between the ubiquitous “selfie” and the classic self-portrait.” Though the “i” in the spelling of the title of her exhibition is small, it is still highly significant. Rafia embeds herself in her work, going beyond the 2D nature and singular element of a selfie to instead use her images to act as a self-reflective device exploring Black femininity and mental health.

“With selfies as her instrument of choice, Rafia captures the spirit of the millennial Black woman inhabiting the cyber universe, unloading racialized and gendered expectations of her— as a matter of both choice and survival— and seeing herself through a new lens, unfiltered and beautiful.” - MoCADA

Opening Festivities + Artist Talk

Saturday, May 9 | 5-8PM | Free

Celebrate the opening of SELFiE with a live performance of Rafia Santana’s trademark projection mapping featuring her original music. Light refreshments will be provided.

Afterwards, join Rafia Santana and The Guardian’s Syreeta McFadden for a dynamic conversation about Black women, self-representation and selfies, moderated by curator Stephanie George. RSVP at mocada.org/selfie