christophe guinet turns vintage apple computers into pots for exotic plants
 

christophe guinet turns vintage apple computers into pots for exotic plants

 

‘disconnect and think nature!’ proclaims artist christophe guinet, aka mr. plant, in regards to his latest botanical art series. ‘plant your mac’ seeks to denounce our exceedingly tech-connected society by integrating elements from the nature directly into some of the world’s most recognized devices — apple products. mr.plant has converted a series of macintosh computer models —  mostly ‘vintage’ units from the 1990s — into bespoke terrariums custom designed for different plant species.

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‘Macarnivor’ — iMac G3, 1998 | dionaea, drosera, pinguicula

 

 

for models like ‘MacBonzaï’, ‘MaCactus’, and ‘MaCarnivor’, mr.plant physically integrates exotic botanical species with apple computers. each device has been carefully manipulated to accommodate a host of lush greenery — whether it grows outwards from a screen, or sprouts vertically from a mouse. these computers — emblems of the early technology age — have been re-imagined as pots and physically adapted for the particular plant it hosts. the ‘plant your mac!’ project invites viewers to ‘disconnect’ from the tech-obsessed world and consider the integration of nature in our lives. 

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detail of plants used for ‘Macarnivor’

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a sprout grows from the mouse of the iMac G3

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‘MacBonzaï’ — macintosh classic, 1990 | ulmus parvifolia, 16 years

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detail of ‘MacBonzaï’

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‘Macplants’ — iMac G5, 1990

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botanical life overflows from the computer screen 

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detail of ‘Macplants’

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‘Macactus’ — power macintosh, 1996 | isolatocereus dumortieri

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detail of ‘Macactus’

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‘Macfire’ — powerbook, 1991 | tillandsia

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a tillandsia plant sprouts from the 1991 powerbook screen

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detail of ‘Macfire’

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‘Macerium’ — iMac G4, 2002 | platycerium

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view from the side of ‘Macerium’

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‘Macpyrus’ — power mac G5, 2003 | papyrus

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detail of ‘Macpyrus’

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