robbinschilds & A.L. Steiner

(Color Location
Ultimate Experience)

25 Nov — 20 Dec 2009

C.L.U.E. (Color Location Ultimate Experience) is a collaborative video and performance work by New York-based artists robbinschilds, A.L. Steiner, AJ Blandford and Seattle-based band Kinski. A work permanently in progress, C.L.U.E. adapts to the space it temporarily occupies and by working with The Arts Centre, The Canterbury Community Trust and the Embassy of the United States of America, we are excited to announce that robbinschilds will be The Physics Room/Arts Centre International Artists in Residence from 19 November - 19 December 2009.

Presenting their project C.L.U.E. within the context of The Physics Room’s gallery during their time in New Zealand, robbinschilds (Layla Childs and Sonya Robbins) use a choreographed language of bodily movements as a vehicle to explore the natural and human-made landscape.

Probing the relationship between movement, architecture and a range of disparate environments in a style that is obsessive, persistent and often humorous, C.L.U.E. sees robbinschilds’ traverse a range of locations that embody everything from the sublime to the mundane.

C.L.U.E. premiered at Taxter & Spengemann gallery in New York in March 2007 and has since been hosted by numerous galleries and venues within the United States of America, Europe and China. C.L.U.E.’s presentation in Christchurch will see the project make the most of the opportunities on offer here thanks to the support offered to robbinschilds by The Arts Centre, The Canterbury Community Trust and The Physics Room.

robbinschilds has presented choreographed and video works since 2003 in venues including P.S. 122, New York; Marfa Ballroom, Texas; and The New Museum, New York. robbinschilds has created original choreography for David Byrne's 2009 world tour and recently premiered their newest evening-length work Sonya and Layla Go Camping at The Kitchen, New York.

For more information about robbinschilds visit, and for further information about the public programmes that will be facilitated during robbinschilds’ time as Artists in Residence in Christchurch please contact The Physics Room.

robbinschilds' residency is presented by The Physics Room in association with The Arts Centre, The Canterbury Community Trust and the Embassy of the United States of America.