Fed Square’s ‘The Eyes’ Last Week

  • DATE: August 7th, 2022 - August 7th, 2022
  • TIME: 12:00am - 12:00am
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Federation Square is preparing for its last week of their winter program Anything But Square: Under Surveillance which kicked off on July 1 continues on till August 7.

At the centre of the square, the much-anticipated eccentric art installation The Eyes presents and taps into the way we gaze at one another through social media channels.

This subtle messaging is typical of artists Cool Shit who are behind the 10-metre-tall inflatable head that is made up of hyper colourful, abstract eyes that gaze upon every corner of the space.

In the past the artists’ works have been seen at events all around the world, such as Coachella and Art Basel, and they tend to focus on playful work that awakens the inner child of their audience through “absurdly memorable tongue-in-cheek experiences”.   

This concept of centring on the audience’s gaze continues to be paramount in the square through the Surveillance Film Festival where spy-centred films have been broadcasted on the big screen.

A free “Fed Live Dance Dystopia” party with leading DJs YO! MAFIA and DJ John Course is overtaking the main stage every Friday night with upbeat, high-energy tunes to get visitors moving.

Offering something for everyone to gaze upon, Fed Square chief experience officer Suzana Bishop said it is an Australian-first experience that involves the “reimagining of what you expect to see.”

“Winter is an exciting time at Fed Square. The precinct is buzzing with experiences for all types of people, and it’s also a time to invite curiosity into the square,” she said.

“This year’s program sparks curiosity and encourages the community to explore Fed Square’s kaleidoscopes of experiences.”


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