African Robots in the City of Light - Anthropophagic Octopus

Ralph Borland

Asia Culture Center (ACC)

Asia Culture Center (ACC)
Gwangju, South Korea

Ralph Borland explores crafts and indigenous design culture of Gwangju in this Residency. And the artist attempts to create a work combining with subcultures such as electronic engineering site, sound system, hacking, and toy culture found on the street. Original attention, design, sculpture, and production technology of the artist meet regional culture of Gwangju and realize a small robot.

Ralph Borland is an artist, designer and curator, and multidisciplinary knowledge worker based in Cape Town, South Africa. Borland takes flexible interdisciplinary approaches to approach various themes such as power, behaviorism, social participation through design object, aesthetics of instant design, popular culture, sound and music, and multimedia and sculpture.


  • Title: African Robots in the City of Light - Anthropophagic Octopus
  • Creator: Ralph Borland
  • Type: Installation
  • Medium: Metal, Electronics, Found Materials

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