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Virgínia, Dâmaso, Emílio and Théophile

Letter dices composing the word "freedom" on table with lamp, blackboard ink rectangle with the word "candle" contoured in white chalk, candle, video projection with images of a text by Dâmaso Romão Carreiro; slide projection (inkjet print on transparent paper) and small inkjet print on wall, fac simile book by Théophile Seyrig; overhead projector with transparencies on red painted sentence on the wall, paint can and brush, political police file, portrait and letter to the Health Director of Oporto on case display; light box-suitcase with transparencies and slides of Emílio Biel, butterflies on and fluttering over the box, postcard with hot air balloon.

Espaço Campanhã, Oporto, Portugal
curated by Óscar Faria
The exhibition at Espaço Campanhã is about four people whose names were given to streets of Campanhã parish: Virgínia Moura, Dâmaso Carreiro, Emílio Biel and Teófilo Seyrig. 

Virgínia Moura was the first woman to have a degree in Civil Engineering in Portugal and a fearless anti-fascist activist.
Dâmaso Romão Carreiro was a primary school teacher that was inspired by Ovide Decroly and Édouard Claparède. He adapted informal and playful learning methods to the Portuguese context in the 1930's.
Emílio Biel was an entrepeneur born in Germany that came to live in Oporto in 1860. He was passionate about photography, tecnology and collecting butterflies. Biel was nominated the Royal House Photographer and produced series about portuguese landscapes, regional clothings, but also about bridges and trains.
Théophile Seyrig was the enginner, born in Prussia, that worked in the project of D. Maria Pia Bridge (with Maison Eiffel) and on the project D. Luiz I Bridge (with Societé Willebroeck).

More or less forgotten, they are evoked in the installation that occupied the ancient printing workshop. 

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