The official definition of the word rowdy is a ‘noisy and disorderly person’. But a rowdy in Bengaluru-based British photographer Clare Arni’s world could be anybody or anything. From a brothel owner to the butterfly effect, the choices that fit your idea of what a rowdy could be are endlessly exciting. In her third solo show at Tarq, titled ‘Notorious Rowdies’, Arni invites her friends and family to reinterpret the term for themselves and then enact their findings out for her camera.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Rowdy
Tejal Pandey, The Hindu, 24 September 2017