California on Fire
Sat Aug 03: 5.00pm
$5-15 sliding scale ($5 increments)
Series - Visiting Artists
** Director Jeff Frost in attendance! **
California on Fire is a groundbreaking video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost. To create the film, Frost trained as a firefighter, gained full access to more than 70 wildfires, and shot 350,000 photos over five years.
The catastrophic effects of climate change serve as a backdrop to examine loss in California on Fire. Each of the films five chapters are based on the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. Frost utilizes time and sound as mediums to reveal an undeniable reality: we are already in a state of climate crisis.
While in progress the project spawned a Netflix series, Fire Chasers, and has been featured by Time Magazine, National Geographic, American Photo, Artnet, among others. The film was previously presented as an independent parallel project to the Desert X Biennial in Coachella Valley.
Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122