The transformation of weapons into musical instruments.

Pedro Reyes’s Disarm is a remarkable artistic project that transforms illegal firearms into musical instruments. The Mexican artist collaborated with the Mexican government, which donated over 6,700 confiscated weapons to him, and a team of musicians and engineers, who helped him create eight mechanized instruments that can be controlled by computers. The project is a powerful statement against violence and a creative way of recycling deadly objects into sources of harmony. Reyes has exhibited his instruments in various venues around the world, such as the Lisson Gallery in London, the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, and the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne. He has also invited musicians to play live performances with his instruments, creating unique soundscapes that blend art and activism. Reyes’s Disarm is a testament to his vision of a more peaceful and sustainable world.