Atomic Distance is the working title for an in-progress project born out of material from family archives and surrounding historical and personal events. This is an expansion of my parallel project, Distant Early Warning.
Trinity, the atomic explosion in New Mexico, introduced an incomprehensible life destroying capacity to our world. Ten years later construction of the Distant Early Warning System (DEWLine) in the arctic in collaboration began. A system of antennae to monitor the skies for incoming missiles and give us several hours to prepare for the end. Each of these projects set in desolate terrain with a direct confrontation of our end times included the participation of one of my late grandfathers.
Trinitite from Leo Lavatelli’s Archive