INF | 2019

INF | 2019

minor infinities #1

minor infinities #1 (1945-2019): INF

INF shows the sequence of all nuclear explosions from 1945 until 2019 compressed into geological layers. The sequence has notably darkened during the last 32 years marking the end of massive “testing” due to the INF treaty (Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty).

INF was signed on 8 December 1987 banning all land-based ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and missile launchers with ranges of 500 to 5500 km.

The U.S. announced on 20 October 201 that they were withdrawing from the treaty, accusing Russia of non-compliance and formally suspending the treaty after 32 years on 1 February 2019. Russia did so on the following day in response to the U.S. withdrawal.

see also /2018_emaf/