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Anything But Square: Under Surveillance

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1 July 2022 - 7 August 2022
24 Hours


Lift access
Wheelchair accessible

Getting There

This winter at Fed Square, enter a hair-raising, spine-tingling world – where we are watched, everywhere, all the time. 

Our phones, our homes are listening. Our streets, our devices are watching. The Eyes are following you.

Creepy, huh?

In our winter Anything But Square: Under Surveillance program, we playfully explore these murky feelings of awkwardness and intrigue – the push and pull of the desire to know and the desire to be deceived.

Enter: The Eyes. A colossal, sprawling sculptural dystopia of creepy-creepy eyes by artist studio Cool Shit, taking over the Square this winter.

Discover your own discomfort – as The Eyes watch you, watching them, watching you.

Check out the full program of activity below!

A render of a large sculpture of a persons head made up entirely of eyes with people viewing the sculpture in the centre of Fed Square
The Eyes

1 July-7 August | Main Square

As you stand in the centre of Fed Square, an 8 metre-high sculpture of a head made of eyes – so many eyes! – looking down on you, what do you feel? Awkward? Afraid? Intrigued? 

The two members of Daft Punk posing for a photo wearing their gold and silver helmets
Fed Live: Dance Dystopia

Friday 1, 8, 22, 29 July and 5 August, 6pm-9pm | Main Square

It’s time to dance up a storm, like we’re all at an End of the World party in a dystopian movie. We’re imagining something in between The Matrix and Metropolis. But with DJs. It’ll be wild.

Surveillance Film Festival

1-7, 9-10 & 21 July and 6 August, various times | Main Square

As the enormous Big Brother … er, Big Screen – looks down on us all from on high this winter, we’ll keep you rooted to the spot with a tantalisingly terrifying line-up of spy and surveillance-themed films.  

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Past Events:

Cartoonito Play Zone

7-9 July, from 10am | Swanston St Forecourt & Main Square

Fed Square is partnering with Cartoonito, a brand new entertainment destination just for little ones, and we are bringing you the Cartoonito Play Zone, a space where there’ll be plenty of fun activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Eye Spy Mission

25 June-11 July | ACMI, KHT & The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia

Calling all junior spies and cryptologists: we have a mission for you!  You’ve been called to Fed Square to follow some secret clues to find some important artifacts and artworks.

Watch this space, as we’ll have more details on your mission soon… as well as some great prizes!

Secret Workshops

7 July-4 August, various dates and times | Atrium & The Edge

Shhhh! We’ve got a TOP SECRET. Our winter Anything But Square: Under Surveillance program of workshops is out. And it’s a doozy.

Bookings open 16 June, 12pm.