California on Fire is a groundbreaking video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost.
To create California on Fire, 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 film's 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. A panel discussion will follow the film screening.
A panel discussion featuring Jeff Frost, Cristopher Cichocki, Kaucyila Brooke, and moderated by Danielle Segura will follow the screening.