Jordan Rountree’s studio practice produces texts, music, light and video installations, and performance art. He induces a state of transparency through Surrealist literary techniques, extracting first-person accounts from the unconscious. The process uses performance to combat notions of performance itself, reliance on social masks, and feelings of severance from nature.
Rountree is classically trained at the Classe Libre conservatory under Jean-Pierre Garnier. He has appeared both in national theaters and avant-garde spaces across Europe, including the Pompidou Center, Théâtre de la Bastille, and Galerie Thaddeus Ropac in Paris, and at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin. He has also directed workshops at the Espace Van Gogh in Arles. Rountree is a recipient of the Denis Diderot grant awarded by Château Orquevaux, where he was a resident in 2020. He is exhibited by Baert Gallery in Downtown Los Angeles, and is based in Los Angeles and Paris.
The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.
EVENTCHTHONIC ARCHIVE: ORPHEUS AT THE MOVIES by Jordan Rountree One-night-only installation and live show on Tuesday July 23, 2019 from 7 to 9 pm 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...
EVENTCHTHONIC ARCHIVE: FALLING MAN by Jordan Rountree One-night-only installation and live show on Tuesday May 28, 2019 from 7 to 10 pm 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...