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?
Design + Build + Programming + Performance: Steven Buckles & Steve Berrick
Producer: Sam Fox
Videographer: Fionn Mulholland
Winter Fest Perth, July 2019