BANZO SOUNDS/BANZO LANDSCAPE by Mariana Marcassa
BETWEEN MUTENESS AND THE WORD:
An English-Portuguese publication by Mariana Marcassa. (Sons de Banzo/Paisagem Banzo)
“BANZO is a historical psychopathology, now recognized as a deep depression, most commonly present in enslaved African people and their descendants in seventeenth to nineteenth century Brazil. Since 2012, I have been trying to discuss banzo more deeply as a product of the violence of the enslavement of both African and Indigenous peoples.” –Marcassa
MARIANA MARCASSA is a Brazilian artist who has been developing a performance-based therapeutic research centered on a somatic experience of the voice and sound. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and is currently finishing her postdoctoral research at Concordia University.
The double book BANZO SOUNDS and BANZO LANDSCAPE combines her research (Sounds) with a sensorial fiction (Landscape) contextualizing her comprehension of banzo and the phenomenon of voicelessness in which her clinical work takes roots.
Grosse Fugue Publishing/Éditions Grosse Fugue
Editorial Direction and Graphic Design: Enora Sanschagrin, Gaëlle Cordeau, Guillaume Bégin. /// Illustrations by Enora Sanschagrin, based on the works of Jean-Baptiste Debret (1768-1848) in Brasil. /// The covers and front pages were printed by hand by the editors using woodcut and silkscreen techniques.
First Edition, 120 copies, printed in Tiohtià:ke/Mooniyaang/Montreal in December 2019.