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Parsberg, C. (2019). REAL PRESENCE (500ed.). In: Dobrila Denegri, Biljana Tomic (Ed.), REAL PRESENCE: (pp. 138-139). Belgrade: Publikum Printing Company
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2019 (English)In: REAL PRESENCE / [ed] Dobrila Denegri, Biljana Tomic, Belgrade: Publikum Printing Company , 2019, 500, p. 138-139Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

REAL PRESENCE was 10 years, 13 cities, 68 exhibitions in institutions and public locations, 1564 young artists and students from, 105 academies and universities from 37 countries, 150 statements of artists who took part and who are today active and established

“Real Presence” was huge international event dedicated to

young artists, organised for the first time in Belgrade in 2001, with intent to symbolically mark the

beginning of new century and new democratic shift in Serbia, after 10 years of war, cultural

embargo and deep political, economical and social crisis. More than just an artistic event, “Real

Presence” represented a unique form of cultural activism. It stood for openness and

inclusiveness, since it started as an ‘open call’ to young artists and art-students from various

European countries to come to Belgrade, just ‘be present’, and through their presence create

concrete and symbolic space of artistic expression, exchange, solidarity and mutual learning.

First edition of “Real Presence” was inaugurated with Harald Szeemann, one of the most groundbreaking

curators of our times, who commented his encounter with this event in following words:

“What Biljana and Dobrila wanted and achieved wasn’t an addition to the already overloaded art

agenda, it was a piece of given life to the capital of an impoverished nation.”

For us as initiators, and for young generations of Belgrade artists, “Real Presence” became

annual appointment, expected and organised with great enthusiasm, even if always with

restrictions of low-budgets. Seemed vital to maintain and preserve this “free space” in which artist

could just be. They could be together, learn from each other, collaborate and build networks for

their future. In ten years of its existence, “Real Presence” became a unique cultural phenomena.

There is nothing similar in scale, range, duration and spirit of openness. It is so because it was

grounded in Biljana Tomic’s curatorial work which embodied the spirit of the 60s and the 70s, and

it’s huge international manifestations which gathered in Belgrade some of most important artistic

figures of Neo-Avantguardes. Starting with Joseph Beuys and other important protagonists of

Fluxus, land and conceptual art, performance & body art, new media and video art, Biljana Tomic

established contacts with art academies and art centres, laying grounds for upfront, experimental,

and, most of all, open and international artistic environment in which were formed dozens of

generations. With the cultural embargo of the 90s this cultural climate chased to exist. “Real

Presence” was an attempt to re-establish artistic dialogue between Serbia and the world, and to

provide an opportunity for generations raised during the war to overcome devastating effects of

violent, nationalistic and xenophobic 90s. Out of this dynamic, pluralistic, inclusive artmanifestation

emerged generations of artists which are now building (or trying to build) the most

progressive artistic scene in Serbia, continuing to keep open all possible channels of cultural

collaboration and exchange.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Belgrade: Publikum Printing Company, 2019 Edition: 500
Keywords
Fine Arts, activism, political, manifestation, war, public places, Museum of Yugoslavia
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-71919 (URN)978-86-87665-04-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-04-29 Created: 2019-04-29 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2019). Reverse Street Photography as a research method. In: : . Paper presented at The Uses of Aesthetics, 12–14 September, 2019, Karlstad University, Sweden.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Reverse Street Photography as a research method
2019 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

In 2016, I defended a dissertation on images of begging and giving in Sweden between 2011 and 2016. I use my collaborative approach as a starting point in exploring how begging/giving in the street is socially embodied. Barbara Bolt has argued that the performative needs to be understood in terms of the performative force of art, that is, its capacity to effect ‘movement’ in thought, word and deed in the individual and social sensorium. How can one’s subjective images of a situation involving a person who begs manifest in the body and in the street? And how can these images “manifest socially” on streets and in public squares? The participants’ experiences – the stories they tell in a workshop and the images they have of the situation of giving in relation to begging, on the streets – are our points of departure. We explore the boundaries between the personal and social experience and also what capacity (influence) these images can have on patterns of ‘movement’ in Bolt’s sense. Photographs that frame the movements in the urban environment in which they are enacted are also passed on as a photo demonstration on social media and in exhibitions to an audience. As remarked by Sontag and others, street photography is a traditional method, an enquiry that features unmediated chance encounters and random incidents within public places. The street photographer corresponds to the figure of the flaneur and the observer. In this paper, I propose a methodological engagement that could be seen as reverse street photography. Cecilia Parsberg www.ceciliaparsberg.com www.beggingandgiving.se

Keywords
performance, begging, giving, street photography, artistic method, body, social body, social presence
National Category
Humanities and the Arts
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-76675 (URN)
Conference
The Uses of Aesthetics, 12–14 September, 2019, Karlstad University, Sweden
Note

Bidraget presenterades i Multi-session panel: Photography and the method of art.

Available from: 2020-02-05 Created: 2020-02-05 Last updated: 2020-02-06Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2019). We are losers and you have to learn from us (1ed.). In: Anna Källén (Ed.), Heritage and Borders: (pp. 127-142). Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien
Open this publication in new window or tab >>We are losers and you have to learn from us
2019 (English)In: Heritage and Borders / [ed] Anna Källén, Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2019, 1, p. 127-142Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Borders now seem to be everywhere, just like it is often said in heritage studies that the past is everywhere. In this edited volume a multidisciplinary group of scholars explore what happens, philosophically and in practice, when these two concepts and phenomena, heritage and borders, are combined. The findings show that heritage, as well as borders, exist just as much in the mind as on the ground. Heritage and borders can be understood both in terms of roots and routes. They are matters of administration, but they are also matters of consideration, matters of competition, and matters of contention. They are defended in the name of security and protection, longing for belonging, and good will. And they are contested in the name of philosophical critique, or political and artistic activism. In six articles and a joint conversation, the volume addresses key issues and entangled complexities in discussions on heritage and borders that take place in and across academic disciplines today.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Kungl. Vitterhets Historie och Antikvitets Akademien, 2019 Edition: 1
Series
KVHAA Konferenser, ISSN 0348-1433
Keywords
Heritage, border, in-between, roots, routes, law, time, memory, buffer zone, conflict
National Category
Arts Visual Arts
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75866 (URN)978-91-88763-14-3 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-03 Created: 2019-12-03 Last updated: 2020-01-14Bibliographically approved
(2018). A Place in Europe.
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2018 (English)Artistic output (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The film-sculpture has the form of a house that appears to be sinking into the ground. The bottom side consists of an LED screen where short film A Place in Europeis shown. The film takes place in a forgotten corner of a big city, a place that has become the home of job-seeking migrants who have fallen through the net of European free movement. The narrator Thomas has for three years been sleeping under a loading bridge. Now he’s about to be evicted. He represents those who want to do the right thing: work, support their family, live a worthy life. Nowadays, old poverty is forcing many to become nomads in European cities. We want to set up the House in public places in the central parts of cities to make this situation visible and to include those who have hopes for a better life to become part of society. You can follow the exhibition via https://aplaceineurope.com.

Keywords
fine arts, images, begging, giving, beggar, giver, successful, solidarity, empathy, affect, space of action, free movement, borders, politics of waiting, gestures, urban life, participating art, filminstallation, asymmetry, symmetry, place, house, co-presence, framing, social choreography, power, activate the image, ethics, aesthetics, ethics, video documentation, artistic research, phronesis, Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Sven-Eric Liedman.
National Category
Visual Arts Architecture Studies on Film
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70849 (URN)
Note

This project is based on the last chapter in my dissertation How do you become a successful beggar in Sweden? http://beggingandgiving.se   An inquiry into the images of begging and giving 2011 to 2016

ISBN:978-91-7623-977-3

This research has been supported by the "Birgit och Gad Rausings Stiftelse för Humanistisk Forskning" ( http://www.rausing.org) as well as from Kulturbryggan, Konstnärsnämndens projektbidrag, Stockholms Stad: Stockholm Konst/Liljevalchs.

Available from: 2019-01-30 Created: 2019-01-30 Last updated: 2019-12-13Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2017). Voices. In: Alexander Stagnell, Louise Schou Therkildsen, Mats Rosengren (Ed.), Can a person be illegal?: Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe. Uppsala: Uppsala universitet
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2017 (English)In: Can a person be illegal?: Refugees, Migrants and Citizenship in Europe / [ed] Alexander Stagnell, Louise Schou Therkildsen, Mats Rosengren, Uppsala: Uppsala universitet , 2017Chapter in book (Refereed) [Artistic work]
Abstract [en]

On the street the obstacles seem both emotional and verbal. Of- ten both parties seem to want to communicate more but can’t. And of course there are cultural codes at play between those who beg and those who give or don’t give. To give and receive money is often a non-verbal transaction, which is why The Chorus of Begging and The Chorus of Giving are going to sing without words. Using their own individual voices as well as their collective chorus voice they are going to attempt to sing the feelings between these begging and giving people.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Uppsala: Uppsala universitet, 2017
Series
Studia Rhetorica Upsaliensia, ISSN 1102-9714 ; 6
Keywords
Chorus, singing, dialogue, fine arts, images, begging, giving, beggar, giver, successful, solidarity, empathy, affect, space of action, free movement, borders, politics of waiting, gestures, urban life, participating art, filminstallation, asymmetry, symmetry, place, house, co-presence, framing, social choreography, power, activate the image, ethics, aesthetics, ethics, video documentation, artistic research, phronesis
National Category
Arts
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70879 (URN)978-91-980081-2-8 (ISBN)978-91-980081-3-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2020-05-04Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2016). Hur blir du en framgångsrik tiggare i Sverige?: en undersökning av tiggandets och givandets bilder 2011 till 2016. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå; Lund: Umeå University; Lund University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur blir du en framgångsrik tiggare i Sverige?: en undersökning av tiggandets och givandets bilder 2011 till 2016
2016 (Swedish)Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
Alternative title[en]
How do you become a successful beggar in Sweden? : an inquiry into the images of begging and giving 2011 to 2016
Abstract [sv]

Mitt första möte med en tiggande föranledde mig att under fem år undersöka den nya situationen för tiggeriet och giveriet i Sverige. Förutsättningen är att vardagliga handlingar och reaktioner gentemot en annan människa kan synliggöras estetiskt med en etisk klangbotten. Min undersökning utspelar sig i första hand i gaturummet och i medierna. Det är hela tiden bilderna som är utgångspunkten för resonemangen och de gestaltande verken. Bilder som både separerar och länkar samman kroppar. Vilka bilder är i spel i tiggeriets och giveriets sociala koreografi? Hur kan bilder i detta sammanhang aktiveras på nya sätt? Hur kan nya genereras? Tiggandet är en uppmaning till social interaktion, och vare sig givaren socialt interagerar eller inte med den tiggande människan på gatan så involveras givaren i det europeiska samfundets asymmetriska värdesystem. I min första gestaltning anlitas en professionell marknadsundersökare för att ta reda på hur en tiggare i Sverige skulle kunna göra för att bli framgångsrik. Det blir en film som jag sedan visar mittemot en film där tiggande pratar om hur givare ger. Ur detta verk följer så en rad gestaltningar och en interdisciplinär teoretisk diskussion med bland andra Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed och Hannah Arendt, samt med en rad konstnärers arbeten, kring hur bilder – och kroppsliga handlingar – är kopplade till samhällsbilden och samhällskroppen? Körernas uppställning i gestaltningen Tiggandets kör och Givandets kör anger ett utrymme för social interaktion och demonstrerar därmed en annan ordning som kräver andra insatser, i språk, rörelse och attityd gentemot varandra. Det är en social koreografi: när körerna tränade och sjöng tillsammans uppstod en politisk form. Min förhoppning är att estetiskt synliggöra ett politiskt handlingsutrymme mellan tiggandet och givandet som kan utnyttjas för fortsatta etiska förhandlingar, och nya gestaltningar. 

Abstract [en]

My first encounter with a begging person led me to spend five years investigating the new situation regarding begging and giving in Sweden. The premise is that every-day actions and reactions to another person can be made visible through aesthetics with ethical underpinnings. My investigation takes place mainly in the urban landscape and in the media. The images always constitute the point of departure for the reasoning and for the staged works. Images that separate as well as connect bodies. Which images are at play in the social choreography of begging and giving? In this context, how can images be activated in new ways? How can new images be generated? Begging is a call to social interaction, and regardless of whether the giver interacts socially with the begging person on the street, the giver is implicated in the asymmetrical value systems of the European Union. In my first staged work I hire a professional market researcher to find out how a beggar in Sweden should behave to be successful. This becomes a film that I then show opposite another film in which begging people talk about how givers give. This is followed by a number of staged works and an interdisciplinary theoretical discussion involving, among others, Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, and Hannah Arendt, as well as a number of artistic works concerning how images – and bodily actions – are linked to the social image and the body politics. The arrangement of the choirs in the staged work The Chorus of Begging and The Chorus of Giving, indicates a space for social interaction and thus demonstrates a different order that demands different actions in terms of language, movement, and attitude toward each other. It’s a social choreography: when the choirs rehearsed and sung together a political form emerged. My hope is to make visible a space for action between the begging and the giving that can be used for continued ethical negotiations and new staged works. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå; Lund: Umeå University; Lund University, 2016
Series
Dissertations from Academy of Fine Arts at Umeå University ; 1
Keywords
fine arts, images, begging, giving, beggar, giver, successful, solidarity, empathy, affect, space of action, free movement, borders, politics of waiting, gestures, urban life, participating art, filminstallation, asymmetry, symmetry, place, house, co-presence, framing, social choreography, power, activate the image, ethics, aesthetics, ethics, video documentation, artistic research, phronesis, Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Sven-Eric Liedman, fri konst, bilder, tiggande, givande, tiggare, givare, framgångsrik, solidaritet, empati, affekt, förhandlingsutrymme, den fria rörligheten, gränser, politiskt väntrum, gester, urbant liv, deltagande konst, filminstallation, asymmetri, symmetri, plats, hus, co-presence, framing, social koreografi, makt, aktivera bilden, etik, estetik, videodokumentation, konstnärlig forskning, fronesis, Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Sven-Eric Liedman
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Fine arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70872 (URN)978-91-7623-977-3 (ISBN)
Public defence
2016-11-14, Flexhallen, Östra strandgatan 30B, Umeå, 12:00 (Swedish)
Opponent
Supervisors
Note

Föreliggande doktorsarbete har genomförts och handletts i forskarutbildningen i Fri konst vid Konsthögskolan, Umeå universitet. Doktorsarbetet läggs fram vid Lunds universitet inom ramen för samverkansavtalet mellan Konstnärliga fakulteten vid Lunds universitet och Konsthögskolan Umeå angående utbildning på forskarnivå i ämnet Fri konst inom ramen för Konstnärliga forskarskolan.

This dissertation has been carried out and supervised within the graduate programme in Fine Arts at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts, Umeå University. The dissertation is presented at Lund University in the framework of the cooperation agreement between the Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University, and Umeå Academy of Fine Arts regarding doctoral education in the subject Fine Arts in the context of Konstnärliga forskarskolan.

Avhandlingen är även utgiven i serien: Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University: Doctoral Studies and Research in Fine and Performing Arts, 14. ISSN: 1653-8617

Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01
Parsberg, C. (2015). Om att tigga – ett tidsdokument med komplikationer: [Review]. Feministiskt perspektiv
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om att tigga – ett tidsdokument med komplikationer:
2015 (Swedish)In: Feministiskt perspektiv, ISSN 2002-1542Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Stefan Gurts bok Ni inger dessa människor hopp får vi följa Sven Hovmöller, vice ordförande i HEM, föreningen för hemlösa EU-migranter och hur en verksamhet byggs upp som efter två år ger 4,5 miljoner kronor till de försäljare som förut var tiggare. Men det är inte utan komplikationer, konstaterar Cecilia Parsberg som rekommenderar boken. ”Den är skriven med undran, öppenhet och intresse att förstå mer”.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Feministiskt perspektiv, 2015
Keywords
tigga, ge, välgörenhet, Rumänien, fattigdom
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70874 (URN)
Note

Recension av boken ”Ni inger dessa människor hoppEn berättelse om tiggarna och om några som hjälper dem", skriven av Stefan Gurt, Wahlström & Widstrand, 2015. Publicerad 2015-11-20.

Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2020-05-26Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2015). Om handlingsutrymme mellan givande och tiggande. Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, 92(3), 335-342
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Om handlingsutrymme mellan givande och tiggande
2015 (Swedish)In: Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, ISSN 0037-833X, Vol. 92, no 3, p. 335-342Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [sv]

Ett drama pågår på gatorna mellan de som tigger och de som ger eller inte ger. Hindren tycks vara både känslomässiga och språkliga. Det finns dessutom kulturella koder i spel. De bilder vi har av varandra behöver förhandlas, särskilt de som fördomar och okunskap genererar, eftersom de idag skapar ett våld mot människor. Det gör Givandets kör och Tiggandets kör. Här deltar människor som tigger på gatorna och givare. Det är en filminstallation för två filmdukar, där betraktaren står emellan.

         Processen att skapa ett körverk tillsammans dessa tre dagar filmades också och blev en produktionsfilm med en tillhörande text där bland annat etik, estetik och arbetsförhållanden beskrivs. Verket har visats på en rad offentliga platser och på seminarier. Det är en gestaltning av hur det är möjligt att skapa utrymme för handling. Det visar både metod och resultat.

         Det finns ett handlingsutrymme mellan oss. Konst är ett sätt att utnyttja detta utrymme för att uttrycka det sinnliga, det där också det politiska grundas: i affekter och reaktioner hos människor. Om konsten handlar om att synliggöra detta handlingsutrymme så handlar det politiska om hur det är möjligt att se vilka bilder som är relevanta i detta utrymme, och att aktivera det. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2015
Keywords
gestaltning, handlingsutrymme, tiggare, givare, tiggande, givande, mellanrum, körverk, körsång, dialog, utbyte, kreativitet, drama, känslor, språk, makt, jämlikhet, ojämlikhet, film, installation, bilder
National Category
Visual Arts
Research subject
Aesthetics; Ethics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70875 (URN)
Projects
Hur blir du en framgångsrik tiggare i Sverige?
Note

Denna publicerade artikel är ej med i avhandlingen ”Hur blir du en framgångsrik tiggare i Sverige?” men den ingår i projektet med samma namn.

Temanummer: Den nya utsattheten – om EU-migranter och tiggeri

Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2019-02-01Bibliographically approved
Parsberg, C. (2015). Sverige-Rumänien t/r. Feministiskt perspektiv, Article ID 2015-11-13.
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2015 (Swedish)In: Feministiskt perspektiv, ISSN 2002-1542, article id 2015-11-13Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Filmarna Tova Kurkiala Medbo och Caroline Kernen har under ett år följt tre kvinnor som reser mellan Stockholm och Rumänien för att tjäna pengar till sina familjer. De har fått många svar på sina frågor, men vilka var frågorna? Det undrar Feministiskt perspektivs recensent Cecilia Parsberg. Hon har sett dokumentären I jakt på ett bättre liv som har premiär ikväll på Stockholms filmfestival.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: , 2015
Keywords
Romer, rumäner, tiggare, nöd, nåd, EU
National Category
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70876 (URN)
Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01
Parsberg, C. (2014). Giveriet i den fria rörlighetens Europa. Glänta (1)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Giveriet i den fria rörlighetens Europa
2014 (Swedish)In: Glänta, ISSN 1104-5205, no 1Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Abstract [sv]

Gatans informella fördelningspolitik synliggör den europeiska välfärdens systemfel. Samtidigt bidrar den till människors akuta överlevnad. Genom att genomföra en marknadsundersökning, fotografera, läsa rapporter och ställa frågor till folk på gatorna undersöker Cecilia Parsberg giveriets och tiggeriets europeiska koreografier.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Göteborg: Glänta produktion, 2014
Keywords
tiggeri giveri solidaritet välgörenhet
National Category
Visual Arts
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70870 (URN)
Projects
Hur blir du en framgångsrik tiggare i Sverige?
Note

Även publicerad på www.eurozine.com (engelsk version), med titeln "Giving in free movement Europe" 2014-08-06.

Available from: 2019-02-01 Created: 2019-02-01 Last updated: 2020-04-17
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