ANIMATION

VIDEO

ABOUT

CARMEN TIFFANY

ANIMATION

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This demo reel shares narrative and non-narrative projects spanning from 2010-2015 clipped together.

 

 

RECENT NARRATIVE WORKS

Too Ugly 2 Prostitute 2016 (click image to see video)

 

Too Ugly 2 Prostitute is an animated narrative manifested from my interest in children's media, forgotten lands, and my experiences living in Miami, FL. In the video the main character (Horse) is featured standing alone. After the rain clears a mouse appears and allows him to follow along with her.

 

The idea that bootstrap pulling is the simple key to helping their situation they travel through lands and meet  other characters. The encounter several vices and are convinced that bootstrap pulling is what leads them to their "success" in the end. The notion of bootstrap pulling is absurd and the story is narrated by a voice that is slow and dry.

 

 

Hearts are Dead 2015 (click image to see video)

 

Three friends travel together in a perilous journey. Along the way they see booze bottles, fallen witches under rocks and a haunted bat. This journey is narrated by a monstrous mouth singing along the way.

Good Juice 2014 (click image to see video)

 

This animation features characters traveling through themes of loneliness and addiction. All is fine until a girl with pink hair crashes the party. She spreads her bad habits throughout town and splits. With a singing dolphin singing in narration the puppet with the pink hair wreaks havok on this small community of creatures.

The Ghost Tongue 2015 (click image to see video)

 

The Ghost Tongue (excerpt) is a 1989 American animated musical fantasy film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. In 2015 Ariel was erased out of the film (frame by frame, 118,000 of them) to explore the results of a Disney Princess missing from her own feature.

 

The feature rolls forward as an ghost and alien also watch the film, and sometimes watch you.

LOOPING ANIMATIONS

SAFE AT HOME TRYPTIC (click image to see video)

SCREAMIN MIMI

BEACH BRIDE

FLOATING BUPPIES

Hail Mary 2016 (click image to see video)

 

Attempting to piece together memories and run away from them at the same time I have taken clips of audio and strung them together. Characters pop in and out while the cartoon version of myself runs as fast as she can.

 

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Glitter Sticklers 2014 (click image to see video)

 

Having always placed worth on worthless objects I explore placement and matching with doll clothes and gifs of pop culture characters I am sentimental about. Pairing each gif with its matching outfit I make visual relations and associations about color, shape and the suggestive nature of the doll clothes.

VIDEO

Kuntry Store (click image to see video)

8550 Ohio Residency     2012

 

Desitineez Child Collaborative

April and Carmen did a huge project at Harold Arts in 2012. It was called Kuntry Store and here are the great items and people we had for pleasure! After the store closed all the money that was made purchased beer for the entire residency.

The Secret (click image to see video)

2016

 

Desitineez Child Collaborative

April and Carmen have created this informative video to help you pull yourself out of the deepest of mud puddles. All the helpful information is based of a man's notebook found in an abandoned home in Sullivan County, New York.

DRAWING

NO FEAR SERIES 2015

ABOUT

ARTIST STATEMENT

Using several mediums I attempt to reconstruct my memories and investigate the significance of childhood imagination in relation to the destitute and isolated regions of culture. Using fantastical characters I subtly blur the line between predator and prey in a haunting beauty. Working primarily in animation,drawing, and installation I focus on a bright color palette mimicking the aesthetics of childhood fantasy and fables. I heavily reference textile, pattern, popular culture and illustrative architecture to create visual archetypes within each body of work.

 

Combining visual elements of the rural west, ideas of memory and the magic of the childhood imagination; I contaminate fantastical artifice with life’s, often visceral, realities. Exploiting the societal underbelly of the rural American west, where I grew up, I create lineage between pathetic social entropies and utopian ideologies instilled in modern childhood.

BIO

Carmen Tiffany received her BFA from Minnesota State University in 2005, and her MFA from the University of South Florida in 2010. Working in several mediums, including installation and video, Carmen has exhibited in the United States and Europe. Recent exhibitions include Miami, New York, and Chicago. Carmen is also part of a collaboration with April Childers called Destineez Child.

PRESS

Selected Exhibitions

2016 Upcoming Exhibitions

Intersectionality, MOCA, Miami, FL

2016 All Florida Invitational, Boca Museum of Art, Boca Raton, FL

The Teeth Beneath My Feet (solo), Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL

 

2015

Collabo 5, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

No Fear, Space 1026, Philadelpia, PA

Plus Art Shop II, 99cent Plus, Brooklyn, New York

Cosmic Horizons, Prism Pipe, Pehrspace, Los Angeles, CA screening

 

2014

Destineez Child Presents, Traysh, Knockdown Center, Flushing, NY

Acid Reflux, Projects Space, Ft. Lauderdale

Poor Happy, Swampspace Miami, FL

Outside the Box, Whitespace, West Palm Beach, FL

Good Juice, Atlanta Underground Film Festival, Atlanta GA screening

Good Juice, Big Mini Media Festival, Spike Lee Screening Room, Brooklyn, NY screening

 

2013

Waiting World, Chartier Gallery, Derby, CT screening

AV Show, Swampspace, Miami FL

Abaracadabara! Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood FL

 

2012

The Accident, Optic Nerve 14, MOCA, De la Cruz Collection, Miami, FL, BIG Screen Plaza, NYC

Destineez Child Presents, Special Screening DC!! Three Walls, Chicago, IL screening

Destineez Child Presents, Alien Invasion!, Miami, FL

Destineez Child Presents, Kuntry Store, Harold Arts, Chesterhill, OH

Everything is Going to be Fine!, Wynwood Exhibition Center, Miami, FL

Destineez Child Presents, Strollers!,Dependant Art Fair, Amory Arts Week, Lower East Side, NYC

Double Take, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, FL

 

2011

Humortorium, Sailboat Bend Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Add Juncture, Sailboat Bend Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

David Castillo Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

Destineez Child Presents, The Waiting Room, New Capitol, Chicago, IL

Sickly Sweet, Tampa, FL

2x4, The Laundromat, Brooklyn, NY

Faculty Show, Broward College Gallery, Davie, FL

 

2010

Destineez Child Presents, #rank Miami, Seven Art Fair - Ed Winkleman Gallery, Miami Art Basel, FL

Miami Art Salon, 810 Projects, Miami FL

Wanna Pickle?,Tempest Projects, Tampa, FL

Misc! Animation and Video, New York Studio Gallery, NYC, NY

ROUSE, Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL

Destineez Child Presents, SITEfest 2010, Grace Exhibition Space, Brooklyn, NY

Stills Show, 700 IS Film and Video Festival, 5 Venue Tour including CIA Center of Icelandic Art, Iceland

 

2009

Digi-A-Go Go!, Wynwood Arts District, Art Basel Miami 2009

You Become Your Thoughts, PUNCH Gallery, Seattle, WA

10X10, Lake Worth Storage, Lake Worth, FL

5X5 Works on Paper, [5] Art Gallery, Tampa, FL

Florida Consortium of Art Schools 2009 Juried Exhibition, FSU Museum of Fine Arts, Tallahassee, FL, Juror: Libby Lumpkin (catalogue)

Showtel, Hotel Biba, West Palm Beach, FL (catalogue)

33rd Annual Student Juried Show, Centre Gallery, Tampa, FL *Best In Show*

Blow Up!, Shiftspace Gallery, Wichita, KS

Dirty Show, Bert’s Warehouse Theatre, Detroit, MI

Peanut Got Squished Too Hard, William and Nancy Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL (solo)