Pedro Reyes and Cocolab have created an orchestra of instruments made from decommissioned weapons that the Mexican army acquired from drug cartels. The series, entitled Disarm, is made up of eight instruments created in collaboration with a team of musicians and Cocolab, a media studio in Mexico City. The musical instruments are mechanical, meaning they can be programmed and operated using computers. Therefore, the mechanical instruments are capable of performing music concerts with compositions that have been prepared beforehand.
Images: Pedro Reyes & Cocolab. Disarm. Instruments made from de-commissioned weapons. ©Lisson Gallery, London, 2013