Filmform (est. 1950) is dedicated to preservation, promotion and worldwide distribution of experimental film and video art. Constantly expanding, the distribution catalogue spans from 1924 to the present, including works by Sweden’s most prominent artists and filmmakers, available to rent for public screenings and exhibitions as well as for educational purposes.
The art project vo-ice includes three parts. It follows a purchased diamond, called ice, in South Africa. Cecilia lived in Soweto a month, she and Madoda searched for a diamond, they found one. Cecilia took the diamond with her to Sweden and six months later Fly came and lived in Stockholm for a month. They went with the diamond to Iceland, dropped it in the water there and the ice turned into voices. On www.this.is/vo-ice the third part of the site, was possible for people to tell their stories. If you downloaded a screen saver the stories would automatically (when your computer was connected to the Internet) be displayed as soon as they were written. ‘cyberspace does not exist as a space; it can, however, exist as soon as one acts’.
Cecilia Parsberg, PhD in Fine Arts in Visual Arts, Lund University and Umeå University. Lives in Stockholm. From 1:st of February, 2018, she is appointed Senior lecturer in Visual Arts with emphasis on Visual Arts Education at the Department of Artistic Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Karlstad University.
Her work is contextually situated, relational, performative, politically informed, and articulate an artistic view on challenges that are also existential, political and aesthetic. A form of participatory performance is involved in the production process one way or another – and aims to generate images to be presented to an audience. Her projects are for the most part clearly situated in time and space and developed in relation to the public debate, her investigations have also demanded a public space for the presentations. Parsberg present most of her works as exhibitions in public art spaces, often including a panel debate with local politicians and activists. She arranges street-screenings and improvise workshops. She works with blogs, social media, radio, sometimes TV, she writes articles in newspapers and publish in magazines.