Rowdy SS is a London born and based, multidisciplinary artist. Often working at the intersection/s of sound/music, dance/movement and live performance alongside making videos; working with instigation and/or response. International performances and works have explored love, energy, emotions, feelings, explored identity and the societal constructs surrounding, and mined life to share his vision of said life.
Manifests in the form of ongoing projects rooted in immersive performance or experience, Rowdy includes innovative approaches to original sound/music compositions, uses of video mediums, the body, dance and movement as tools for live art performance to create other spaces, dream/meditative states, environments, exploring time, repetition and surprise movement, and counter-movement. variations of a theme, motifs. noise, rhythms, time. moments of definition defined by the previous, reliant to predecession and that, which follows.
Rowdy was previously a member of Atari Teenage Riot, a Berlin-based noise band and has worked closely with a diverse artists and makers such as legendary dub creator Lee Scratch Perry, Ron Arad, musicians Patrick Wolf, Eska, Zero 7, Matthew Herbert, acid house pioneer Adamski and has put on successful club nights ‘SOAP’ a no photos allowed subversive bass-heavy alt trap/post-grime party at Birthdays and ‘SONIC’ a club night space of interactive sound/performance art and DJin at VFD, London.
Rowdy is a Somerset House Studios Resident Artist and a-n Artist Bursaries 2020 recipient. Recent international live performances include Alserkel Avenue, Dubai, Nottingham Contemporary, The ICA, London (2020), Turner Contemporary, Shangri-La, Glastonbury Festival, The Yard Theatre, Transmediale, Berlin, Maceos, Milan (2019), Palais De Tokyo, Paris, The RA, 180 The Strand, Block Universe Performance Art Festival, The Southbank Centre (2018), online performance commissions including of collaborative projects Homework with Ekin Bernay for BU ‘Sessions’ 2020 and ‘Do I Worry’, ‘Run Come Water’ with Rebecca Bellantoni and successful residencies at Chisenhale Dance Space, Kottenspetionen Dans, Atalante and Konstall C in Sweden.