Souvenir of England - Marianne Dissard

Wed Jun 12 2024 at 08:00 pm to 09:30 pm

The Revelator | Glasgow

Marianne Dissard
Publisher/HostMarianne Dissard
Souvenir of England - Marianne Dissard
French-American artist Marianne Dissard offers a blunt meditation on England's legacy of wealth & power. UK premiere / Visual Theatre.
About this Event

Held from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 June 2024 at The Revelator in Glasgow, the Festival of Rejects (Feed The Hand That Bites You), Revelator's very own Salon des Refusés, will present the work of artists and collectives whose applications were rejected by GI 2024 (Glasgow International Festival, running concurrently).

On June 12 at 8pm, Festival of Rejects at The Revelator, Glasgow presents the UK premiere of visual theatre production 'Souvenir of England', created and performed by French-American artist Marianne Dissard.

'Souvenir of England' radically reframes British filmmaker Joanna Hogg's tender coming-of-age story 'The Souvenir, Part 1' as a blunt meditation on England's legacy of wealth and power. A tumultuous and densely layered journey through British but also global history, culture, and politics.

The production features Dissard's photography series of ultra-wealthy Knightsbridge set against a selection of songs including Thatcher-era masterpieces 'Shipbuilding' and 'Ghost Town' re-imagined by musical director Raphael Mann making extensive use of sounds of metal hitting metal to evoke the docks, shipyards, and steelworks - the labour on which the 'mighty empire' was built.

Production, direction, photography, video, and performance: Marianne Dissard

Musical director: Raphael Mann

Set design: Bastien Forestier and Remo Lotano

Dramaturgical assistance: Ami Garmon

'Souvenir of England’ was originally commissioned in 2022 by Paul Wallfisch, musical director of the national Volkstheater in Vienna, Austria. It has since been performed in Berlin, Düsseldorf, and Stuttgart. The multi-talented artist is now set to present the UK premiere on 12 June at Festival of Rejects at The Revelator, Glasgow.

Born in the French Pyrénées, Dissard lived in Tucson, Arizona, for three decades before moving to the UK in 2017. She relocated to Glasgow in 2022, and from Glasgow to Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire in 2023. She explains: “I have only been living in Scotland for a little over two years now but have felt very welcomed by the city's creative community. I'm happy to contribute this work, 'Souvenir of England', to the critical conversation around the UK's legacy of wealth and power".


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

The Revelator, 739 South Street, Glasgow, United Kingdom


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