For at least a year photographer Jeff Frost worked tirelessly to amass a collection of over 150.000 images which he used to create this amazing timelapse that you are about to see. »Modern Ruin: Black Hole« is an intoxicating combination of riots, wildfires, stunning cloud-filled vistas, and optical illusions. He describes his approach to finding the right groove as follows: »I would like to be clear that the riots in this film, which began right outside my front door, were set in motion when the Anaheim police department shot and killed an unarmed man last summer. When the residents of my neighborhood began protesting they showed up and shot into the crowd with rubber bullets, threw tear gas and released a K9 unit, which mauled one man’s arm. They would later say that releasing the dog was accidental. There’s quite a bit more to the story obviously, but I want to make sure that it’s well understood that the footage in this film is not meant to be consumed as a factual news item. It’s definitely taken out of the context of reality and used in another. It’s making art out of news.«
A nice mixture of genre-established artist Slinkachu, a snow globe and protest culture in small: James Cauty created short riot scene miniatures in jam jars and characterized them as »Greenpeace Armageddon Factoid Riot« or »French Extremist Students Contained«. In addition to the sculptures the artist made a film for every scene. Both is shown here. Btw. Cauty is best known as one half of the hitmaking duo The KLF and as co-founder of The Orb.