California On Fire

California on Fire is a video and sound artwork by southern Californian artist Jeff Frost. It uses the catastrophic effects of climate change as a backdrop to examine the experience of grief and loss. The film's five chapters are the stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, sadness, and acceptance. 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. It has been featured on Artnet, Time Magazine, National Geographic, PBS Newshour, and many others.


Jeff Frost






25 minutes

Nostalgia for the Future

Sunday, September 13 12:30 - 13:58
88 min.

Also in this session

1. Where We Used to Swim
Daniel Asadi Faezi, 8 minutes
2. Enough to Fill Up an Eggcup
Mark Jenkin, 36 minutes
3. Dulce
Angello Faccini, Guille Isa, 11 minutes
4. California On Fire
Jeff Frost, 25 minutes