The world’s first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, when a plutonium implosion device was tested at a site located 210 miles south of Los Alamos, New Mexico, on the plains of the Alamogordo Bombing Range, known as the Jornada del Muerto. The code name for the test was “Trinity.” Los Alamos, New Mexico, was the site of Project Y, or the top-secret atomic weapons laboratory directed by J. Robert Oppenheimer that developed the Little Boy (gun-type) and Fat Man (implosion) atomic bombs.
Charlie Kelman started his clothing brand Fear Safe in Los Angeles in 2016. The pieces are primarily up-cycled, bleached, torn and restitched.
The garments selected for the Infiniti Series are draped in cornfields at an undisclosed location in New Mexico. They deal with the technology of life and death as represented by the fetus, natural conception versus in vitro, a spiral signaling chaos and eternity and the knowledge that radiation affects fertility. There is at once the fear of death and the safety in this very knowledge.