Francisco Ruiz de Infante (Vitoria-Gasteiz, 1966) lives and works between Strasbourg and Auberive, in France. Holder of a BA in Painting and Audiovisual Art from the University of the Basque Country and an MA in Multimedia from the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, he is coordinator of the Art Hors-Format research group at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin (HEAR-Strasbourg) and co-director of the Centre des Rives, a laboratory of contemporary and documentary art in rural settings.
His work has been shown at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, the Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporáneo Reina Sofía, the Guggenheim Bilbao, Maison de l’Image in Geneva, the Blaffer Gallery in Houston and Museo Carrillo Gil in Mexico City.
Campos Eventuales will round off the BlueSky thematic series that Ruiz de Infante has been working on since 2005, and which to date has produced some ten short films, several exhibitions (Madrid, Strasbourg, Buenos Aires, Vitoria, Dijon, Casablanca…) and a number of performative projects. The title alludes to flat areas of ground that can serve at a given moment for emergency landings.
The film will analyze and experiment with diverse sites – physical and allegorical – as potential landing spots. One will be a glacier in southern Argentina, presented as a possible haven to avoid the crash, and perhaps the threats looming over the world at the close of the present decade. The project has elements of scientific essay, linear fiction and poem, where the real and unreal merge leaving space for the initiatic journey.