Marianne Dissard

Hailing from France via Tucson, Arizona and moving to Ramsgate in 2017 to live onboard classic wooden ketch Wendy Woo, singer Marianne Dissard has an impressive track record across multiple creative disciplines. Her acclaimed recent memoir Not Me was turned into a full touring theatrical experience and she is also a filmmaker and performance artist.

In 2020, her touring dates cancelled, Dissard embarked on a daily street photography project documenting the pandemic in Ramsgate. A debut exhibition will run from 27 August 2021 in Ramsgate's industrial port and one of her prints has been selected by Turner Contemporary in Margate for their 2021 autumn show.

Dissard is probably best known for her role in the Tucson's music scene, making the Arizona city her home for two decades. She has collaborated with members of Giant Sand, Orkesta Mendoza, and Calexico, duetting with singer Joey Burns on the latter’s Ballad of Cable Hogue hit, while Burns produced her first album L'Entredeux. She is currently writing with Ramsgate-based producer Raphael Mann her fourth album of original music.

About Hands, Faces, Ramsgate
Site-specific installation of street photography made daily by Marianne Dissard during winter lockdown 2020 in the town of Ramsgate. To critically reflect upon our collective experience of the pandemic.

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