The Manchester Hermit is announced!

The Manchester Hermit has been announced as Ansuman Biswas, a London based live artist.

Ansuman has worked on a range of exciting projects around the world, such as living with minstrels in India, touring with Bjork and being an artist in residence at the Russian Space Agency.

Whilst in the museum’s tower Ansuman will represent a kind of species of memory. The museum functions in human culture as memory functions within the individual human body, or as the human species functions within the biosphere. He will meditate on the on the wider issues affecting the planet especially extinction. The museum’s collection of over 4 million objects will play a vital role in his work and he will provoke debate about how we value these objects.

Throughout the hermitage, this ‘ultimate exhibit’ will be able to be examined via a webcam and will invite comment on his blog.

See Ansuman’s interviews on Channel 4 News and The Guardian.

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