Obsolescence and inaccessibility have placed the Dew Line radio stations, built during the cold war, in a temporal and geographical pocket of their own which made me want to model them so I could get closer to them. Camouflaged and forgotten in a remote setting, they present a fundamental invisibility that allows them to see without being seen. By reconstituting one of the stations using computer-generated images, based on historical documents and satellite data, this documentary investigation engenders a simulated experience that brings us close to the unreachable. The new archive thus created is relocated within another spatial context, and the synthetic double creates a new discrepancy, involving doubt that the original actually existed.
The Dew-Line is a line of early-warning radars designed for the eventuality of Soviet missile attacks coming from the Pole. Installed by the American and Canadian armies along the Arctic coast, starting in 1955, some sixty bases colonised zones inhabited mainly by Inuit and other autochthonous populations along the coast of the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Iceland.