Tiffany Trenda is a new media performance artist based out of New York and Los Angeles. Tiffany’s performances and installations explore the relationship of the human body, particularly the female body, to technology. She interchanges her identity with screens to represent how we conceal and reveal ourselves through our devices (smart phones, computers, etc.). As these devices become an integral part of our daily lives, we relate to them as if they are part of our skin. Therefore, we are constantly choosing between the physical and the simulation of our bodies through virtual realities, social media, etc. We are no longer living in the present but through the screen. This changes how we form memories and how we interact with the outside world.
We are pleased to announce Tiffany Trenda as our Featured Artist for stARTup LA 2019. Stay tuned for our complete listing of exhibiting artists and our fair map of The Kinney Venice Beach.
As part of our New Media Programming, Tiffany will perform Body Code.
Body Code is a live performance by Tiffany Trenda that conceptually focuses on the toxicity of man-made chemicals and how these harmful substances affect the human body. We are creating hazardous materials that simultaneously, destroy our bodies. The work is interactive by encouraging the viewer to scan the artist’s body with their smartphone. This scan from the printed QR codes found on the artist’s latex suit, will take them to a certain page found on the Body Code website. Depending on where the viewer scans, they will read Google searches consisting of two keywords: man-made chemicals and the corresponding part of the body eye, muscle, throat, etc.
Panel Discussion: Sunday, February 16:
1pm: Tiffany Trenda in Conversation with…...
Panelists: Erkki Huhtamo, UCLA Design and Media Arts program; Rex Bruce, Director, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art