This Japanese Artist Sharpened a Macbook Air Into a Functional Axe

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While ‘razor thin’ is a great marketing term for promoting the Macbook Air, you certainly wouldn’t cut fresh fruit and vegetables with it like you would your paring knife.

…Unless you’re Japanese artist Shimabuku.

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Known for his obscure sense of humor that pokes fun at the banalities of human culture and everyday life, the Berlin-based Japanese artist recently took a Macbook Pro to the sharpening stone primitive-style and chiseled away one side of the computer until it was, quite literally, razor-sharp, before mounting it to a handle to create an axe.

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Created as a part of the Venice Art Biennale 2017, the finished piece is presented alongside a video that both documents the process of grinding the laptop, as well as chopping…what else, an apple.

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