Holding the Flame / Aswarm
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Holding the Flame

WHAT DO WE WANT FROM STATUES IN OUR PUBLIC SPACE..?

 

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

We are beginning with an iOS Apple App*

  • *We're adding an App for Android very shortly (after user testing).
  • The App Aswarm XR will take a few mins to download.
  • Then open Holding The Flame & follow onscreen instructions.
  • You will need to stand on the other side of the sign to trigger it.
  • The statue features living civil rights campaigner Marcia Rigg.
  • The statue also has sound, she breaths & you can hear her speak.

Support

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

* Please also be mindful of phone theft.

"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)-