HIFA 2015

HIFA 2015

In late April 2015, African Robots, with a grant from Pro Helvetia’s Ant Funding programme for cross-border collaboration, ran a series of workshops at HIFA2015, the International Festival of the Arts in Harare. Wire artists hacked electronic toys, bought by project lead Ralph Borland on a research trip to Brazil, to make new forms. An exhibition of their work was held in the festival’s craft village following the workshops, and the works were later exhibited in London in August 2015 at MachinesRoom under the SA-UK Seasons programme. You can see some of the works in video on Instagram under #africanrobots

Cat to caterpillar

Cat to Caterpillar by Booker Sipeye and Farai Magirimani

Crazy Frog

Crazy Frog by Musekiwa Mgoti and Joseph Padzareverkia

Gumboot Dancer

Gumboot Dancer by Collen Chitsungo and Oneday Manhango


Bicycle by Olen Taderera


Windmill by Royd and Dzuweni Bisiwasi

Photographs by Alban C. Manjengwa