Porto, Portugal

Rita Sobral Campos

Galeria Pedro Oliveira

Since 2008, Rita Sobral Campos, a young Portuguese artist residing in New York, has dedicated herself to writing and developing works and projects based on the texts she produces. Gutenberg’s Machine, 2008, for instance, is a newspaper that explores the propagation of the republican ideals that led to the founding of the Portuguese Republic in 1910. In it, she published a short play, also titled Gutenberg’s Machine, inspired by the cut-up technique of William S. Burroughs, and tracing the life of Johannes, an imaginary character loosely based on the storied inventor of the printing press. Sobral Campos’s interest in literature evolved with the production of The Last Faust Myth in the History of Mankind, 2006–2009, from which emerged the project Teletransporter, 2009, recently presented in two exhibitions—“On Rituals of Homecoming,” curated by Adam Budak, at the Ludwik Grohman Villa in

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