A Dark Mountain Conversation with Ansuman Biswas

Hosted by Dark Mountain co-founder Dougald Hine

In a collaboration with Uppsala University’s Centre for Environment and Development Studies (CEMUS) and Riksteatern, we invite you to a conversation between the artist Ansuman Biswas and Dark Mountain co-founder Dougald Hine.

The shadow of climate change brings our ways of living into question. Against this backdrop, a series of international guests join us to initiate conversations that start with a performance, a story or an intervention that unsettles our assumptions about the world.

Our November guest is Ansuman Biswas, an artist whose work crosses boundaries between science, art and religion. From directing Shakespeare and translating the poetry of Tagore to collaborating with neuroscientists in Arizona, touring with Björk, running workshops on democracy in a Burmese monastery and spending 40 days locked in the tower of a Manchester museum.

In conversation with Dougald, Ansuman will discuss how we ground our thinking about ecological crisis within kinds of knowledge that have been overlooked or undervalued by the dominant culture.

Uppsala Stadsteater – 6 November 2015 – 17:30-19:30

Tickets are free but places are limited – register at the CEMUS website