'From Ruin is a storm of iron and wind ravaging an ice-covered plateau. The white fire turns back the corrosion that invades the smooth surface of the most vulnerable bodies: we move backwards until we are luminous as newborn babies. We wait expectantly for an end equal to a beginning. In the tense immobility of this suspended time, only the lacerated remains of the icy wind remain.
No shelter, just sky.' — Candura and Rui Chafes, 2023
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 participate in an unlikely dialogue that, together with Candura's soundtrack, combines sculpture and architecture with music.