Sep 21, 2014
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Circle of Abstract Ritual (12 minutes time-lapse masterpiece)

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This film took 300,000 photos, riots, wildfires, paintings in abandoned houses, two years and zero graphics to make. It changed my entire life.

Circle of Abstract Ritual began as an exploration of the idea that creation and destruction might be the same thing. The destruction end of that thought began in earnest when riots broke out in my neighborhood in Anaheim, California, 2012. I immediately climbed onto my landlord’s roof without asking and began recording the unfolding events. The news agencies I contacted had no idea what to do with time lapse footage of riots, which was okay with me because I had been thinking about recontextualizing news as art for some time. After that I got the bug. I chased down wildfires, walked down storm drains on the L.A. River and found abandoned houses where I could set up elaborate optical illusion paintings. The illusion part of the paintings are not an end in themselves in my work. They’re an intimation of things we can’t physically detect; a way to get an ever so slight edge on the unknowable. – Jeff Frost
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The full video, more pictures and “behind the scenes” video are after the jump:


Circle of Abstract Ritual from Jeff Frost on Vimeo.

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A behind the scenes preview of a new film by Jeff Frost, The Circle of Abstract Ritual (formerly Modern Ruin). Out Sunday, March 2nd, 2014.

In a sense this film is my own personal journal entry, documenting just one of many strange and wonderful shoots for Circle of Abstract Ritual.


Story of Abstract Ritual from Jeff Frost on Vimeo.
 

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