What does Michael Tompert against Apple? Probably nothing! He’s just an artist who happens to have spectacularly destroyed a whole bunch of Apple products for his new art exhibit. Above: a sledgehammered iPhone 4 and a neatly sliced Magic Mouse.
Tompert’s show, 12LVE, opens tonight at San Francisco’s Live Worms Gallery. It’s a collaboration with photographer Paul Fairchild, who shot the gadgets in typical gadget-porn fashion (up close, against a stark white background), allowing viewers to get intimate with the destruction.
Cult of Mac has some of the exhibition’s excellent images:
“Breathe,” a 2008 MacBook Air shot with a 9mm Heckler & Koch handgun.
“Must Have,” an iPhone 4 smashed with a 8 lb Sledge Maul.
“Magic Trick,” a Magic Mouse cut by a handsaw.