Disarm

WORLD PREMIERE 
National Gallery of Victoria, 12 October, 2013


CREATIVE TEAM
Artistic Director/curator
Peter Knight

Featuring
Anita Hustas, Niko Schauble, Tony Hicks, Peter Knight, Adrian Sherriff, Rosalind Hall, Ren Walters, Nat Grant, Dale Gorfinkel, Brian Ritchie


"My work is not just a protest, but a proposal. It occurred to me to make musical instruments, because music is the opposite of weapons."

- Pedro Reyes




Concept

At the 2013 Melbourne Festival, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes worked with the Australian Art Orchestra to transform objects designed to harm into an artwork that unites people together through music. 

Pedro Reyes installed a collection of instruments made from the parts of 6700 weapons confiscated by the Mexican government. Disarm turns objects designed to kill into an artwork that brings people together through music. 

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TOURING HISTORY

2013
- Melbourne Festival, Australia