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Modern Ruin: Black Hole

Making the news into art

When deadly shootings sparked riots in Anaheim last year, artist Jeff Frost made beautiful time-lapses of them.

While filming "Modern Ruin: Black Hole," a riot actually broke out in front of Frost's Anaheim home.

Frost removed the video from the context of real life to form his own narrative. He focuses on documenting the West after dark and in deserted places.

"I scour the planet looking for abandoned structures," Frost writes on his Kickstarter, where this video was funded.

"When I find a room in one that I like, I set up camp there (sometimes literally)."

In those spaces Frost hand-paints optical illusions on the walls that are explored through time-lapse and motion revealing that all is not how it appears to be.

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