Visual work by Maria Brito and Bruno Neiva [Description. Images]
Details > Ballroom Etiquette, Maria Brito and Bruno Neiva, risograph on recycled paper, saddle-stitched, softcover, 10 x 14 cm, 46 pp., Team Trident Press, Manchester, UK, Nov. 2020, edition of 150 copies. https://teamtrident.bigcartel.com/product/ballroom-etiquette
Description > In Ballroom Etiquette, Victorian etiquette rules for ladies meet manhandling and close combat techniques for the police and the military. This détournement results in a set of 23 illustrated ballroom etiquette rules for gentlemen where combat moves are turned into a pantomime of absurd courtesy and good manners. Ballroom Etiquette is both a parody of and a statement against state violence and gender prejudice. Printed on recycled paper with soya-oil based inks on an MZ risograph duplicator. Cover finishing: thermography powder embossing.
- Recent Reading June 2020: A Review, Billy Mills, Elliptical Movements, Mar. 2021
- Review – “Ballroom Etiquette” by Maria Brito and Bruno Neiva, Tom Jenks, Litter, Leafe Press, Apr. 2021
- Ballroom Etiquette, Levi Sherman, Artists’ Book Reviews, July 2022
[We thank Bruno Neiva for the authorization that allowed these images to be made available in the PO.EX Digital Archive]