Photo: Pedro Falcão. "From Ruin is a storm of iron and wind ravaging an ice-covered plateau. The white fire pushes back against the corrosion that invades the smooth surface of the most vulnerable bodies: we move backwards until we are as luminous as a newborn. We eagerly wait for an end that resembles a beginning. In the tense stillness of this suspended time, only the torn remains of the icy wind remain. No shelter, only sky.” The result of a co-creation that brings together Rui Chafes and Candura, “From Ruin” premieres in Porto at the Serralves Auditorium, opening the ninth edition of Amplifest on September 22 in a collaboration between the Serralves Foundation and Amplificasom. Chafes' sculpture will take part in an unlikely dialogue that, together with Candura's soundtrack, connects sculpture and architecture to music. Born in 1966 in Lisbon, Rui Chafes studied Sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon between 1984 and 1989. From 1990 to 1992 he studied at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Gerhard Merz. Since the mid-80s, he has developed his work exclusively in iron or steel. His works have been present in Portugal and abroad, namely at the Biennale di Venezia in 1995 and 2013, at the Bienal de São Paulo in 2004 and, very recently, at the Serralves Foundation with the exhibition "Chegar sem partir". His work has also been shown in several museums and institutions, mainly in Europe but also in Brazil, Japan and South Korea, having been a part of exhibitions in public, natural or urban spaces, such as Sintra, Matera or Bamberg. In 2004 he received the Robert-Jacobsen Sculpture Prize in Germany, in 2015 he received the Pessoa Prize and in 2021 the AICA Prize. Candura was born in 2018, in Lisbon, formed by André Hencleeday and Pedro Coragem. The first record, “/I”, was released by GreySun Records (Portland, Oregon, US), in October of the same year. In April 2020, the second work, “/II”, was released by Tapeworm (London, UK). In the previous year, this composition had been presented live in several moments: Zé dos Bois Gallery, Out.fest, Amplifest and at the closing of the exhibition “Desenho sem fim”, by Rui Chafes, at Casa da Cerca. Admission is free, but tickets need to be booked at

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