Orchestrated Hostility


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Artist Pedro Reyes has a thing about turning weapons into musical instruments. His new project, Disarm, is an eight-piece mechanised orchestra constructed (using weapons confiscated from Mexican drug cartels) with the help of several musicians and media studio CoCOLab.

All the mechanised instruments are connected to computers and pre-programmable.

The exhibition debuted earlier this year at the Lisson Gallery in London and moves to the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh next month, with a talk by the artist on October 1st.