In collaboration with Claire Beaumont and The Mildred Complex(ity), Vestments (for Ten Millennia) represent the symbolic garb of The Atomic Priesthood Project (APHP).
Silver, Lead, Silk, Wool, Linen, Nylon
This uniform/vestment’s fabric contains an external twill woven membrane of silvered Linsey-Woolsey, a fiber construction dating back to pre Revolutionary War, and an important fabric in Colonial America signifying resistance and independence.
The linings and shirting are constructed of highly sensitive, conductive, silvered yarns to produce a complete profile that is capable of being instantaneously transmittable to a central data bank. The entire garment has bio-sensing technologies and infrastructures forming a triboelectrically charged symbiotic entity, with abrasion-resistant protection against ultra-violet radiation, acid rain, and a wide range of environmental toxins.
The inner vestment is lead and silver lined with Xstatic fibers that are silver vaporized nylons that are anti-microbial, anti-odor, stain resistant, and provides protection from radiation exposure. These advanced antimicrobial technologies are designed to manage all forms of bacterial contamination; creating an ionic shield that permanently inhibits the growth of bacteria and fungi.