I first met Tiffany during Context Art Miami in December 2015, where she was performing Ubiquitous States, an interactive 3D printed performance art piece.
Tiffany was wearing a 3D printed dress, designed in collaboration with my husband, Janne Kyttanen. The dress was embedded with a Microsoft Surface Pro 2. During the performance, Tiffany places a heart monitor (located at her fingertip inside her gloves) on a spectator's wrist. Once the sensor reads the pulse of the guest, the imagery on the screen will show both heart beats simultaneously in two different colors of crystal fragments falling down the screen.
Eventually the rhythms of the two heartbeat match and become one. This can be seen on the monitor once the crystal fragments intertwine and become one color. The guest can touch the shapes on the screen to make them glow and rotate.
As you can imagine, I was blown away by this interactive and multi-sensorial performance!
As I got to know Tiffany even better, I found not only is she super talented as a performance artist who creates wearable tech garments, but she is completely relatable!
And Tiffany and I have many things in common. We are still laughing at the fact that we both married in CA by the beach, jet set off to Tahiti for our honeymoons, got knocked up right after, and enjoyed our babymoon in Hawaii! I look forward to developing our friendship over good food and wine, 3D art galas and mommy and me play dates.
Read further to get more of a taste of Tiffany's life, to find out what she is working on, where she will be performing next and the inspiration behind my Sensorial Mood Wheel for Tiffany!
Tell me about your brand and your ideal customer:
I'm a performance artist that makes wearable tech garments for a live performance. I sell prints and parts of the garments in international art fairs and galleries.
As artists, we have different kinds of clients for our work from collectors to institutions. The most ideal place for my work is in a permanent collection of a museum. My work can be placed in both tech fashion art collections and performance art.
How did you get into this kind of work?
The work that I do now was a process. Originally I was a dancer that created installation/video art. One day I combined those mediums into a garment.
who or what inspires you?
In a few words describe what you love best about your job:
I love to experiment, dream, imagine, and discover possibilities. As an artist I find it is important to have a concept and something important to say.
How would your ideal customer feel about your brand?
My ideal customer is a long-term collector who feels passionate about my work and understands my vision. They are interested in how my work operates in fine art and tech communities.
How would your brand smell?
Clean and fresh with hints of leather.
How would you describe the look of your brand?
How would your brand taste and why?
My brand would have a distinctive and complex taste of fresh, salty and sweet.
How would your brand sound?
It would sound like futuristic moody noise with a hint of sci-fi. Something similar to 2001 Space Odyssey or interstellar.
What 2-3 tips would you give to other lady bosses?
I recommend to always have a unique voice and to understand your audience. Even as a performance artist, I always investigate and think about how the viewers experience will be. Another tip is to have something to say!
What are you working on at the moment that you are most excited about (besides baby #1)?
I'm working on a few projects at the moment including a project with VR. Also, working on a jewelry line that is 3D printed.
WORDS THAT INSPIRED THE WHEEL:
Techy, sensorial, performer, futuristic, soft yet edgy and feminine.
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