publication . Doctoral thesis . 2016

How Do You Become a Successful Beggar in Sweden? : An inquiry into the images of begging and giving 2011 to 2016

Parsberg, Cecilia;
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  • Published: 14 Nov 2016
  • Publisher: Malmö Faculty of Fine and Performing Arts, Lund University
  • Country: Sweden
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? Beggin...
free text keywords: Visual Arts, 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, asymmetry, symmetry, place, house, co-presence, framing, social choreography, power, activate the image, ethics, aesthetics, video documentation, artistic research, phronesis, Hannah Arendt, Judith Butler, Sara Ahmed, Sven-Eric Liedman
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