Holding the Flame / Aswarm
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-4627,bridge-core-2.3.4,siteorigin-panels,siteorigin-panels-before-js,,qode-title-hidden,paspartu_enabled,paspartu_on_bottom_fixed,qode_grid_1300,qode_popup_menu_push_text_right,qode-child-theme-ver-1.0.0,qode-theme-ver-22.0,qode-theme-bridge,hide_inital_sticky,transparent_content,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-6.2.0,vc_responsive,elementor-default,elementor-kit-2354

Holding the Flame



This Barrel Sign is a Portal to a New Form of Statue. Installed in Canterbury Square to Mark the Anniversary of the Brixton Uprisings of 1981

This AR-Statue is located here to ask:

  • What is the role of statues in our public space?
  • Who should they embody & celebrate?
  • Can a statue talk to a place & its community?
  • 40 years on from 1981, where are we at now?
  • What more can you imagine a statue to be?


DOWNLOAD THE APP - To Reveal the Statue


  • The App Aswarm XR will take a few mins to download.
  • Once Downloaded:  select Holding The Flame & follow onscreen instructions.
  • You will need to stand on the other side of the sign (with the colour pattern) to trigger it.
  • The statue features living civil rights campaigner Marcia Rigg .
  • The statue also has sound, she breaths & you can hear her speak!


* If this project effects you, please find some links to Support below.

* Please also be mindful of phone theft

* This is a new App and we would really value your Feedback , so we learn how best to improve it and to design the next one. -Please get in touch via:  admin@aswarm.com

* For non Smart Phone users or if unable to access the App, Please see Supporting Events tab below. We created a giant phone on wheels to broaden access. Onsite for events & bookings.

"History is not set in stone, so why should a statue be?"

It is our intention that this intervention holds a torch, as a beacon and baton to pass on to the next person that we (the community) feel should be celebrated in our shared public space, offering a platform for their voice to be heard and insuring the issues of racial equality & injustice remain in focus - So watch this space in 2022!

Whose behind this mischief?

Aswarm.com  +  81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance

Working in a Creative Collaboration with:   Gesture Ltd  - The Brixton Project - (R&D with Alpha Apps) - United Family & Friends Campaign (UFFC)-