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Immerse yourself in GLOR1A's boundary-defying universe and discover her interactive digital artwork, SWARM (2022).

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Interact with SWARM (2022), a playable work built by FACT Together artist-in-residence GLOR1A and games designer alpha_rats.

Set in the near future where humans have the chance to develop a new civilisation, SWARM encourages players to challenge preconceptions of what is ‘alien’ and to free themselves from binary thinking.

As players work to build a new universal language, they are prompted to contemplate their present identity and consider who they have the potential to become. These subconscious thoughts are made visible in the creation of a new avatar who encourages release through self expression.

A star constellation accessible at the end of the gameplay houses reports of everyone who has undergone this transformation, acting as a point of reflection and social experiment. By encouraging power in vulnerability, SWARM asks: what could be possible if we rejected learned binaries and embraced self-acceptance?

To conclude her FACT Together residency, GLOR1A presents SWARM within our first-floor gallery, alongside the works of Chila Kumari Singh Burman and artist-in-residence Kerolaina Linkeviča.

Click here to play (the game is best played on Google Chrome).

Please be aware this game contains CGI images of nudity.

About GLOR1A

GLOR1A is a boundary-defying RNB artist exploring Black futurism and sci-fi through emotive music, technology-laced art and live performances. She develops dream state worlds for audiences to explore, bridging the gap between music, art, performance and technology.

Orun-rere - Swarm Prototype 4 (2022)

SWARM is a social experiment: a radical reprogramming of the senses to remove binary thinking from sight and listening. A game where communication directly affects the environment, our bodies and our future.

Merseyside Burman Empire 2022 Chila Kumari Singh Burman Installation view at FACT Image by Gary W Smith27


Chila Kumari Singh Burman



Welcome to Chila Kumari Singh Burman’s Merseyside Burman Empire, an experimental space filled with her eye-catching designs and artworks, as well as new works by FACT’s resident artists.

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