Jordan Rountree’s studio practice uses Surrealist literary techniques to produce texts, music, light and video installations, and performances. His work explores the edges of performance itself, over-reliance on social masks, and feelings of severance from nature.
He started acting on the public stage at the age of eleven, first on the Parisian theater boat la Péniche Opéra, then in museums, galleries, and nightclubs throughout his teenage years.
Rountree has since appeared in national theaters and avant-garde spaces in Europe, including the Théâtre de la Bastille and the Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris, as well as the Ballhaus Ost in Berlin. He has also directed workshops at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles and been a resident artist at the Château Orquevaux where he was awarded the Denis Diderot grant.
Jordan Rountree is exhibited by Baert Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, and is based in Los Angeles and Paris.
LIVE PERFORMANCEJORDAN ROUNTREE - Chthonic Archive no. 4: Baby June 2, 2022LIVE PERFORMANCE Friday, June 24 8 PM Los Angeles In Baby, a man and his lover call each other 'baby' so much that his...Read more
LIVE PERFORMANCEJORDAN ROUNTREE - CHTHONIC ARCHIVE No. 3: ORPHEUS AT THE MOVIES July 2, 2019Text, video installation, and performance featuring a tea ritual about lovers ghosting each other. The artist is accompanied by an experimental violinist and an original...Read more
LIVE PERFORMANCEJORDAN ROUNTREE - CHTHONIC ARCHIVE NO. 2: FALLING MAN May 28, 2019An interdisciplinary live show centered on the experience of a person falling from a great height. Features a performance accompanied by original electronic music, a...Read more