The Chorus of Giving and the Chorus of Begging


Inauguration: 23 August,16:00
Date: 23 augusti–14 september
Where: Containers behind Röda Sten Konsthall
Opening hours: every day, 12:00-18:00

"The political is the very foundation of my artistic work. The political happens every day, between people in my neighbourhood, people who share my existence. I see and feel a physical and mental distance between those on their knees on the street and passers by, between beggars and givers. The viewer is invited into that space “in-between”. There is a dialogue, or lack of dialogue, between the two choruses: between voices, facial expressions and bodies. The installation The Chorus of Giving and the Chorus of Begging is an embodiment of this experiential space. A mirror of the situation that everybody can experience on the street and refer to in their day-to-day lives. It is my hope that art will make visible this in-between space – which seems difficult to talk about – as a space for action; and thus contribute to the possibility for political action in and about this space."
                                                                Cecilia Parsberg

The film- and sound installation The Chorus of Giving and the Chorus of Begging is a newly produced work by artist Cecilia Parsberg, which takes place in a container installation behind Röda Sten Konsthall. The project is part of Parsberg’s research: How do you become a successful beggar in Sweden?

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Still from 'The Chorus of Giving and The Chorus of Begging", Cecilia Parsberg, 2014.