Event date: September 3, 2021 - September 4, 2021 Export event
Kwasiada Frankaa is a video work by Akwasi Bediako Afrane that invites viewers to experience his digitised kinetic sculptures named TRONS in an immersive environment. His practice explores the idea of augmentation and extensions between technological gadgets and humans. Working with discarded electronic gadgets which he refers to as “amputees” he refashions and repurposes these into machines and micro-organisms described as “TRONS”. They in turn become potential platforms and media for reflection, engagement and interactions around the globe through varied available physical and virtual platforms.
He speaks of the piece:
Being a perfect example of how the digital space is embodied and augmented as opposed to separated and unreal, VR technology proves that reality itself has become permeated with the virtual. The technology helps to demonstrate the shattered lines between the virtual and the real.
HOW TO EXPERIENCE KWASIADA FRANKAA
In 360 On Desktop
For the best results click the 'Watch on Youtube' button located in the bottom left corner of the video below, this will open up a new window. Once you click play use your mouse to click and hold anywhere on the video screen bringing up a small hand cursor. You can now drag and rotate your environment as the video plays.
In 360 on Mobile
You will first need to download the YouTube app. Search for Kwasiada Frankaa to bring up the video and rotate your phone to landscape. Depending on your device you should now be able to explore the environment as the video plays by simply moving your phone.
In 360 VR on Mobile
For this experience, you will need a VR headset like Google Cardboard or equivalent. Download the YouTube app and search for Kwasiada Frankaa to bring up the video. Rotate your phone to landscape and click the white glasses symbol in the bottom left, you are now ready to insert your device into your VR headset.