Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Akwasi Bediako Afrane (b. 1990) is a Ghanaian artist living and working in Kumasi, Ghana. His works explore the idea of augmentation and extensions between technological gadgets and humans. He works with discarded electronic gadgets which he refers to as “amputees”. He refashions and repurposes these amputees into machines and micro-organisms he describes as “TRONS”, that become potential platforms and media for reflection, engagement and interactions around the globe through varied available physical and virtual platforms. So, these TRONS are created physically, and also converted into digital models, allowing for experimentations in VR, AR, video, animation, and gaming technologies.

Kwasiada Frankaa

As part of Guest Projects Digital 2021 Afrane shared Kwasiada Frankaa, a video work that invites viewers to experience his TRONS in an immersive environment. The piece invites the audience to experience his digitised kinetic sculptures, named TRONS, in an immersive environment.  


Kwasiada Frankaa can be experienced in 360 on desktop, mobile and in 360 VR on mobile. For more information about how to best interact with the piece please click the button below.


Untitled (2019)

Untitled (2019) is the first experimental 3D animation video by Akwasi Bediako Afrane using the digital TRONS in an Unreal Engine environment.

Project Gallery

This gallery of recent work by Akwasi Bediako Afrane includes photographs of his electronic sculptures and models alongside images of their digitally rendered counterparts.

Ghosts in Shells

Drawing inspiration from the final struggles of amputated parts of the human body Ghosts in Shells is an experimental video work that replicates such scenes in a chained-reaction movie. The film stars kinetic sculptures created by Akwasi Bediako Afrane fashioned from discarded electronic gadgets named TRONS and projects possible behaviours of the discarded prosthetic extensions when brought back to existence through a different life source. The materials used for this experimental project include a video cassette recorder (VCR), a VHS, a VHS rewinder, a VCD player tray, an AM-FM radio receiver, an audio cassette player, a wall clock, 9 volts batteries, printer rollers, and a rechargeable lamp battery pack. Video Credits: Divine Morkporkpor, Akwasi Bediako Afrane.

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