Published by Banner Repeater
First paperback edition printed 2015 in the United Kingdom
Designed by Mauro Galbiati with Gabo Guzzo.
196 pages, b+w with colour cover.
Precarious Perversion by Gabo Guzzo is a
collection of 91 very short stories, micro-episodes of scattered daily life
that explore new possibilities in human agency within the Anthropocene (the
recent age of man), which is defined by the influence of humanity’s collective
Precarious Perversion continues Guzzo’s
previous participatory and interdisciplinary project: The Geological Turn: Art
and the Anthropocene staged while in residency at Banner Repeater,
(http://thegeologicalturn.tumblr.com), formed in collaboration with atmospheric
chemist and Nobel Laureate Paul Crutzen, artist and writer Rasheed Araeen, art
critic TJ Demos and geologist Jan Zalasiewicz. The Geological Turn was the
first artist-led project to address the concept of The Anthropocene.
The stories were inspired by a connection
between two words: precarity and perversion, traced on the participatory and
collectively drawn diagram during his residency in 2012. The work develops
Guzzo’s research into human nature and the tension to be found between nature
and culture, science and myth, chance and control.