Holding the Flame / Aswarm
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Holding the Flame


Welcome to
Holding the Flame

The first in a series of AR-Statue Interventions, inserted in Brixton’s Canterbury Square directly outside Brixton Police Station and later feeding out to other cities linked to the Brixton uprisings in 1981.
Offering a contemporary alternative to the statues in our streets, inviting us to listen as well as view it.

What do we want from Public statues?
Who should they celebrate?

How does it work?

Using an Application on your phone or tablet when you view the target image* in the square, a statue will magically appear in the space, visible via your phones camera view.

* In the first Beta testing stage the target image will be wheeled into the square on a daily basis – See times to TBC.

How do I see this Augmented Reality Statue?

Phase 1 (public launch in Sept)

We are initially launching with an App using Apple’s iOS system which is Free to download, and super simple to use. The App utilises a 'target image' which you point your camera phone toward to trigger the statue to appear. In phase 1 we will wheel the target into the space daily for the test period (times TBC).

Click to download App

Phase 2

After using the iOS App to test and develop the concept on site with your feedback, we will launch a 2nd WebAR App, which you don’t need to download and will cater for both Android & Apple users (Your can try a BETA version of this WebAR app for Android & Apple by CLICKING HERE). The final public version will utilise a target permanently sited in the square for a year as an Act of '81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance' program (1981-2021/22).

Click to try BETA version

WebAR (Android & iOS)

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, for their work tackling racial injustice in our community.

Whose behind this mischief?

Aswarm.com  +  81 Acts of Exuberant Defiance 

Working in a Creative Collaboration with Alpha Apps - United Family & Friends Campaign - TomBarnett and the Brixton Project