Rowdy SS is a London-born multidisciplinary artist. Often working at the intersection/s of sound/music, dance/movement, and live art performance alongside making video work. International performances and works have explored love, energy, emotions, and feelings, explored identity and the societal constructs surrounding them, and mined life to share his vision of said life.
Working with instigation and/or response, creating an immersive experience, sensory approaches to sound, uses of video mediums, technology, the body, dance, and movement as tools for conceptual art performance, to investigate, distort, abstract, and/or subvert for ‘other space’, environments, dream/meditative states, liminality, the potentials for escapism and/or reflection, resistance, heavy space, the navigation, listening, negotiation, how a space/s can sound and feel, how we feel in these/those spaces, the why, shifting physical awarenesses, internal movements, the journeys, the processes
Rowdy was previously a member of Atari Teenage Riot, a Berlin-based noise band and works internationally with artists and makers legendary dub creator Lee Scratch Perry, Torkwase Dyson, artistic direction with musician Eska, Ron Arad, Dunedin Consort, ran successfully London club nights ‘SOAP’ + ‘Sonic’ and plays international DJ sets
recent international live performances include TATE Modern, Pace Gallery London, Alserkel Avenue, Dubai, Nottingham Contemporary, The ICA, London (2020), Turner Contemporary, Glastonbury, The Yard Theatre, Transmediale, Berlin, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, The RA, 180 The Strand, Block Universe Performance Art Festival, The Southbank Centre (2018)
recent collaborative projects include ‘Liquid a Place’ with Torkwase Dyson (2021) and live sound work with Rebecca Bellantoni’s ‘Run Come Water’, ‘Condition The Roses, accept the vision C.R.Y’ (2021)
successful residencies at Somerset House Studios, Chisenhale Dance Space, Kottenspetionen Dans, Atalante, and Konstall C in Sweden.
Rowdy is a Somerset House Studios Resident Artist, who leads masterclasses and workshops for Block Universe, UAL, The Roundhouse, Slade School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths University, and The Yard Theatre.