My artistic research is contextually situated, relational, performative, politically informed, and articulate an artistic view on challenges that are also existential, political and aesthetic. The documentary and research-based work deals with power dynamics in relationships and is often in clear respond to current, pressing issues. In recent years, I have created several public works addressing structural powerlessness in political relationships, shedding light on contemporary Swedish society. Most of the art works are not for sale, they are created and published in such a way and with the aim of contributing to the public debate, often together with of lectures and oral presentations.
Doctoral thesis ”How Do You Become a Successful Beggar in Sweden? An inquiry into the images of begging and giving 2011 to 2016.” The thesis is available in Swedish and English and published in multimedia format www.beggingandgiving.se it consists of nine text chapters and six works of art (films and photos).
Bokmässan/Forskartorget 2020 ”Hur kan bilder synliggöra gränsområden och utmana gränser?”
The Chorus of Begging and The Chorus of Giving at Strömparterren, Stockholm, Aug 2019. It is a chorus dialogue, for public sites, street screenings and art sites.
A Place in Europe, a film sculpture for public sites.
”Cecilia Parsberg’s artistic practice have often brought her towards the hazardous and complex but important and necessary political undertaking in speaking about the other, the marginalized or underprivileged of society (engaging both sexual, social and political displacement and suppression in her work), or the underdogs in political conflict; generating challenging works of art, blending documentation and activism, where often the artist herself is present as witness, investigator, mediator, supporter.” (2006 Jan-Erik Lundström, BildMuseet, Umeå)
This is an archive of my works (see the menu to the upper right)