Overview
Marianne Dissard is a French-born American-bred singer, performer, writer, filmmaker, and photographer living and working between the UK and the United States. After her stage touring was cancelled in 2020, she picked up a camera to document her seaside town of Ramsgate, Kent through two winter lockdowns. The daily practice culminated in Hands, Faces, Ramsgate: The Year Christmas was Cancelled, a vast installation in the industrial port of Ramsgate to coïncide with the Ramsgate Festival of Sound 2021.
OWING AN APPRECIATION OF THE WHIMSICAL IN STREET SCENES TO AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER GARRY WINOGRAND, HER IMAGES ARE SOMETIMES DARK, OFTEN QUIRKY, AND ALWAYS VERY HUMAN. THROUGH COLLABORATIONS WITH CONTEMPORARY DANCE CHOREOGRAPHERS AND HER OWN EXPERIENCE OF LIVE PERFORMANCE, SHE DEVELOPED A SENSE OF THE DRAMA OF BODIES MOVING THROUGH SPACE AND LIGHT. TRAINED AND WORKING PROFESSIONALLY AS A DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER, SHE LEARNED THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF IMAGES AND STORIES ABOUT, FOR, AND WITH COMMUNITIES.

 

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Works
Biography

Marianne Dissard works in Ramsgate, Glasgow, UK, and Tucson, Arizona, US

2022     

Solo photo exhibition - The Year Christmas Was Cancelled: photographies de rue à Ramsgate, Kent pendant l'hiver 2020 - Louxor Cinéma, Paris, France February 2022.

2021

Solo photo exhibition - Ramsgate, England: The Year Christmas Was Cancelled - Annex MSA, Tucson, Arizona, US, Decembre 2021.

 

Group exhibition -Christmas Market - Laurent Delaye Gallery, Ramsgate, UK, November 2021.

 

Outdoor photo installation - Hands, Faces, Ramsgate: The Year Christmas Was Cancelled - Ramsgate Port, UK, 27 August/27 Octobre 2021.

2019

Not Me - debut memoir and stage adaptation.

2015

City Series 4: Cologne Vier Takes - live album with Yan Péchin and Allyson Ezell.

2013

Close Your Eyes and Add a Touch of Nothing - dramaturg/videast for Ami Garmon and Frank Willens, Tanz im August festival, Berlin.

2010

Live shows at Black Rabbit music festival, Beijing and Shanghai, China, MOMA New York, in Australia, New Zealand, the States, and Europe. Walking tour (with donkey) of the Pyrénées.

2008

L'entredeux - first album, produced and composed by Calexico's Joey Burns.

1997

Low Y Cool - documentary film for Planête Cable, France, with filmmaker Robert Kramer.

1991

Graduated from University of Southern California, Los Angeles with a film production degree. Interned at Alex Cox's production company, and with Gregg Araki.

 

 

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