A.L. Steiner & Robbinschilds – C.L.U.E.

A.L. Steiner & robbinschilds brought their collective talents to the New Museum for a multimedia exhibition. Although I was a bit late in posting (the show ended last week) it is still worth a look.

C.L.U.E. - (color location ultimate experience) - video still

C.L.U.E. or color location ultimate experience is an ongoing project that reacts to and becomes part of the environment that it inhabits. The exhibit at the New Museum featured original performances, interventions and a multichannel video installation. Each evening at sunset an outdoor video projection of C.L.U.E. was visible outside. This street installation was a commendable move by the New Museum encouraging pedestrians to begin a dialog with the work even if it was unlikely that they would step inside.

C.L.U.E. - (color location ultimate experience) - video still

It is difficult to comprehend the weight of the performances from the still imagery. Check this link for video of the pair in action. Each exploit is unique with an underlying sense that the human element has been transformed into color. The movements of robbinschilds decode the body into furniture and the duo often treat each other as such.

C.L.U.E. - (color location ultimate experience) - video still

The collaborative effort also included work from AJ Blandford and the Seattle based band Kinski.

C.L.U.E.
A.L. Steiner and robbinschilds
8 October 2008 – 11 January 2009
New Museum
NYC



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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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