African Robots in the City of Light by Ralph Borland


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    African Robots in the City of Light

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    The proposal for this artist residency is to explore local craft and vernacular design cultures in Gwangju, along with the street-level electronics scene, and subcultural activities such as sound-system scenes, hacking and toy culture, combining these elements to create locally-relevant automatons. The artist will bring his design, interactivity, sculpting and fabrication skills to the project. The resulting work will reflect a combination of influences, those brought by the artist, combined with those of the locale, in the creation of hybrid, affective objects made from local material, which bridge cultures, ‘high’ and ‘low’ art and technology.


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