Colisiones sin Título

Francisco Ruiz de Infante
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In this piece, the author’s personal aesthetics determines the development of the images’ texture with fade outs, superimpositions, electronic noise, and time alterations in scratches (slides of memory). Memory’s hangover after certain spacio-temporal modifications. A memory in the process of recovering from jet-lag after the journey of initiation that was the work on “Los Lobos”, and after the frustration produced by the historical facts of the moment. This is an examination of the likeliness and probability of manipulation, a reading and interpretation of so-called audiovisual “documents”.

Colisiones sin título is like an enumeration or classification of personal diary notes. Some of these images, or similar ones, have already appeared in previous installations of the author (what Ruiz de Infante defines as “sequences in space”). This piece is filled with a certain nostalgia for the fears of the past (in the form of relapses in images and sound), with recycled images of the past’s sorrows in an adult age (“... but children are seeds of adults who have not yet understood where they are to grow.”): fear of natural and political catastrophes, of society, for our children, for our health, for our lives. Deja-vus of feelings in ten tablets. The countdown of ten collisions (“where only one exists as such”):

Collision 10: a man’s fall viewed from his starting point;
Collision 9: flying ants peregrinating towards the light viewed by an enclosed eye;
Collision 8: eight superimposed images of an airport within the same space, overlapping different moments with different speeds (and a propeller);
Collision 7: a propeller as a howitzer against a firing destroyer;
Collision 6: dangerously washing an egg in a sink;
Collision 5: virtual crashing of trains on a bridge, in the style of a nineteenth century photograph;
Collision 4: fans invading a sports field (after the victory?);
Collision 3: three consecutive events: the storm, the communications tower, the earthquake in the office and the bandaged hand continuously opening and closing;
Collision 2: glass of water and girl crying;
Collision 1: horses falling and swimming, as in a stampede with riders..

Technical datasheet

  • Title: Colisiones sin Título
  • Direction: Francisco Ruiz de Infante
  • Production: Asociación Autour de la terre. 2001.
  • Team:

    Image, edition, sound and direction: Francisco Ruíz de Infante
    Filmed at : Atelier des RIVES. Auberive (France), CICV Centre de Recherche Pierre Schaeffer. Montbéliard-Belfort  (France), ARGUILAN Centro Cultural Montehermoso. Vitoria-Gasteiz
    Images from: ”L’Aventure du Poséidon”. Ronald Neame 1972, ”Omak Stampede”. Claude Delon 1992, “Foudre et éclairs”. Time-life Books B.V. 1988

    This film couln´t have been done without the help of DAP (Délégation aux Arts Plastiques, Ministèrio de la Culture Français) and EACC (Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo de Castellón).

  • Duration: 00:17:12
  • Original format: Betacam SP
  • Formats: Betacam Digital - DVD
  • TV systems: PAL
  • License: Copyright