Suiting-Up for the Future
A COLLABORATIVE PERFORMANCE
by Lucinda Linderman and Kim Yantis
Sunday, April 14, 2019, at PAMM, Perez Art Museum Miami
Part of the 2019 IKT Miami Congress Symposium
ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis? 11am – 2pm
Discover sustainable workwear and utilitarian accessories with models throughout PAMM starting at 10 am when the museum opens. A short fashion show just before the symposium ARTiculating Sustainability: Resilience in the Climate Crisis? kicks off the day.
Taking the form of a fashion show, Suiting-Up for the Future is an artist collaboration featuring sustainable workwear and utilitarian accessories that act as “Wearable Tools for the 21st Century.” Artists Kim Yantis and Lucinda Linderman combine their backgrounds in costuming, performance, and curating to reveal five head-to-toe looks. Yantis creates suiting from sustainable and reclaimed high-end fabrics and Linderman’s “Tools” are made from reclaimed plastics and industrial discard. The artworks are developed as solutions to Stay Dry, Stay Afloat, Carry Supplies, Compost, and Plugin, in a stressed natural environment.
Scientist, H. Biswas, models a teal, reconstructed wool suit with flood-length pant and a multifunctional flotation tool. He is prepared for sudden extreme flash flooding due to storm surges and increased rainfall from our warmer global climate. Photo by Malik Akeem Wright
KIM YANTIS is a visual artist and curator specializing in collaborative projects. She began producing cloth-based works and costuming in 2008 that focus on the topologies of submerged/water environments. Her new line of sustainable garments, “Suiting-Up,” uses rebuilt/ deconstructed suits that might challenge the negative perception of used clothing.
LUCINDA LINDERMAN is a recognized environmental artist and activist based in Miami, Florida. Her practice centers around the rescue, transformation, and impact of industrial and post-consumer packaging. Since 2001, she has created sculptures and performances that offer solutions to sea-level rise, plastic pollution, and our waste producing culture.