with ololo for Winter Fest Perth (2019)

Guardians is a robotic sculpture performance featuring two seemingly autonomous monoliths.

Equipped with internal sound and lighting systems, the technological beings perform ethereal songs, harmonising together among crowds in slow choreographed movements and spatial interventions. Their mission is to establish an order of calm and care.

At times menacing and equally comforting, Guardians patrol public space at busy times for maximum impact. Their motives are ambiguous: are they keeping us safe and happy or are they keeping us in line?

Guardians was commissioned by City of Perth for Winter Fest Perth in 2019.

Design + Build + Programming + Performance: Steven Buckles & Steve Berrick
Composer: Elsewhere/Rebecca
Producer: Sam Fox
Videographer: Fionn Mulholland


Winter Fest Perth, July 2019