Gastón Pérsico

Copy / Paste: Random Wishes (2007)

A project by Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico, for "Positions in context: 2007 CIFO Grants exhibitions", CIFO - Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA
36 contributions by guest artists, material available to be photocopied, a photocopy machine full of inkjet pre-printed paper, plants, pallets, mirrors, mirrored can, fluorescent neons, energy-efficient light bulbs, office supplies, etc.

It smells blood (2007)

2 giant posters, Xerox. /// Photographs edition and song lyrics (cut up on texts by Georges Bataille). Laserprints. /// Belleza y Felicidad.

Rockin' The Nation (2007)

Heavy Mental Vol. 666 (Nietzsche) (Pictures 1 and 2) // Heavy Mental Vol. 666 (Foucault) (Picture 3) // Rockin' the Nation, next to Cecilia Szalkowicz. Traschi Galleri, Santiago, Chile (Installation view + invitation)

Sous les pavés, la plage (2007)

Broken plaster sculptures, painted with spray cans, stamped towels, press photographs from May 1969 demonstrations, branches and fluorescent neons /// Ouro Sentimental Exibition, MAC Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro

Script (2006-2008)

A periodical and free publication distributed, at the same time, In Madrid and Buenos Aires since 2006. Edited next to Mariano Mayer and Cecilia Szalkowicz.
SCRIPT 01: Fiction: Peio Aguirre and Pepo Salazar
SCRIPT 02: Interior gardens: Cristina Gómez Barrio and Miguel Mitlag
SCRIPT 03: Pantone: Beatriz Herráez, Melina Dorfman and Luis Venegas
SCRIPT 04: Rain: Roni Horn and Guillermo Faivovich-Nicolás Goldberg.

Untitled (Bracelets) (2006)

Silver bracelets.

Electric storm (2006)

Electric storm in four movements, for living statues, artificial tree and drags.
4-movement installation, developed throughout the two months that the exhibition lasted. Fluorescent neons, broken mirrors, a panel with photocopies and photographs.
3rd. Movement: Still is not the same as immobile.
3 living statues, fluorescent neons, broken mirrors, a panel with photocopies and photographs (picture 1)
2nd. Movement: Beauty that cannot be looked at
A performance by Charly Darling, during the installation (picture 2)
1st. Movement: Storm
A concert by Pablo Reche and Ismael Pinkler during the installation (picture 3)
4th. Movement: The disintegration
Artificial tree, without leaves, fluorescent neons, broken mirrors, a panel with photocopies and photographs (picture 5)
At the "Jardines de Mayo" (May gardens) exhibition. Basement, Casa de la Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires, 2006.

Heavy Mental records (2006)

During the months of March and April 2006, Gastón Pérsico made several song lyrics using the cut-up technique, and with texts taken from Foucault's "Discipline and Punish", Guattari/Deleuze's "A thousand plateaus", Bataille's "The inner truth" and Slavoj Zizek's "The thorny subject". He then summoned music bands Insurrección, Sacred Trash and Exocet to record, in studio, the Heavy Mental Records album, which contained these songs.
Heavy Mental Records was awarded with the Second Prize during arteBA / Petrobras art fair 2006. There, the album was exhibited inside an installation that made reference to a record studio, where music could be heard using headphones. Besides, photos of the bands were shown, and a poster-fanzine with the lyrics and texts for the audience to take with them. This was completed with a luminic misce-en-scéne that simulated a rock concert.


Alliance Française, Buenos Aires /// Society and state. Living staqtue and fluorescent neons (picture 2) /// Substance (New Order 1) and Substance (New Order 2). Two series of 13 posters alligned differently (pictures 3 and 4) /// BUREAUCRACY! Take away posters. In collaboration with Leopoldo Estol and Cecilia Szalkowicz (picture 5)

Heavy Mental Vol. 1 (2005)

Posters, Heavy metal magazines, photocopies of philosophy books, t-shirts, tennis shoes, a wooden and leather box containing a fake book collection (self-help books and best-sellers with philosophy book covers). flags, chains, fluorescent tubes. /// MAC, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bahía Blanca, 2005

Untitled (Mariano, Gastón, Cecilia) (2005)

Joint Installation together with Mariano Mayer and Cecilia Szalkowicz. /// Mise-en-scène of phone conversations held during a 1-year period in Buenos Aires and Madrid. /// The project also included a poetry reading and a publication. /// Espacio F, Madrid, Spain.

Versus (2005)

Next to Cecilia Szalkowicz, Fernanda Laguna and Dani Umpi /// Gastón Pérsico: Untitled: Wooden structures, clothing, stamped towels, toilet paper, artificial plant, photographs by Cecilia Szalkowicz on the floor (pictures 1 to 4) /// Flag. Stamped fabric and felt, 1.60 x 2 m (picture 5). Versus, CC Borges, Buenos Aires, 2005.

Heavy Mental (2004-2007)

Acrylic on t-shirts.

More Than This (2004)

Several objects and found materials, drawings, modified cassette player, music. /// Modified cassette player reproducing: "Anarchy in the UK" (Sex pistols) and "Smell like teen spirit" (Nirvana) in a lyric version, a capella, specially recorded for this installation. Voice: Isol. (picture 3) /// Belleza y Felicidad, Buenos Aires, 2004.

Drawings. (2002-2005)


FFFW Photocopy festival (2001-2003)

FFFW Photocopy festival
A project by Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico
21 participant artists
Expo: Galería Belleza y Felicidad, Buenos Aires, 2001.
Book: FFF 01. Photocopy book, 200 pages, 100 clopies. Published by Suscripción. 2001. (pictures 1 and 2).
A project by Cecilia Szalkowicz and Gastón Pérsico
25 participant artists
Book: FFFW 02. Laserprints book. 180 pages, 100 copies. Published by Suscripción, 2003 (picture 3)
Photocopy Festival III
Made by Suscripción, thanks to a grant by Proyecto Venus.
A one-day event, a photocopy machine opened to the public -Call: your B side-, an instantaneous exhibition, take away editions, a concert by Gustavo Lamas. Fundación Proa, 2003.
Book: FFFW 03. Photocopy book, 340 pages, 50 copies. Published by Suscripción, 2003 (picture 4)

Con el apoyo de
Fundación Itaú Mecenazgo Buenos Aires Ciudad