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Destroyed Apple Products Become Curious Works Of Art
By Kelly Koo, 11 Oct 2013
There have been far too many cases of people dropping, smashing, denting, or cracking their Apple products, but did you know that these trashed devices can become works of art?
German artist Michael Tompert vented his frustrations on a series of Apple products, ‘artfully’ destroying devices such as iPhones, iMacs, iPods, and iPads. The destroyed devices were photographed by Paul Fairchild.
The photo collection, titled ‘12LVE’, questions people’s relationships with these modern icons, which Tompert feels borders on fetishization.
Tompert practiced no restraint in finding creative ways to annihilate the devices. Other than using regular tools like a sledge maul and handsaw, he left a bunch of iPod Nanos on a train track to be run over by a locomotive, and left bullet holes in an iPhone and Mac Book with a 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun. He also burned an iPad with a soldering torch.
“It's not about destroying old products. It's about our relationship with the new,” said Tompert in an interview.
[via Feel Desain and Michael Tompert]
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