Artist in Focus 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Artist in Focus 2021: Akwasi Bediako Afrane

Event date: August 23, 2021 - September 4, 2021 Export event

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 V.R, A.R, Video, animation, and Gaming technologies.

Akwasi Bediako Afrane's Artist in Focus showcase will run from 23rd August until 4th September across our website and social channels.


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Screenshot of TRONS Factory, PC Game, 2020. Studio project of virtual TRONS in Unreal Engine environment by Akwasi Bediako Afrane.⁠

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