Reyes, Pedro b.1972 / Cuernófono
Additional images
Reyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / CuernófonoReyes, Pedro b.1972 / Cuernófono
about this work
This piece was commissioned as part of a solo project which was exhibited in Zona Maco 2013.  Along the lines of his formal project “Imagine,” Reyes chose from about 6,700 seized or turned in guns and with the help of six musicians over a two-week period,  created a veritable orchestra of fifty musical instruments, including winds, strings, and percussion.

The Cuernofono , an automated marimba instrument with 12 drum pedals playing rhythms controlled by software, was the key work of the installation. 

“It’s important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons,” Reyes says “the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for lives lost.” He wishes for his art to have an international effect in the broader sense of the term: “It occurred to me to make musical instruments, because music is the opposite of weapons,” Reyes said. “This exercise of transformation we see with the guns, is what we would like to see in society.”

Pedro Reyes (b.1972, Mexico)

Cuernófono, 2013

Automated instrument made from destroyed weapons
180 x 60 x 110 cm.
70 7/8 x 23 5/8 x 43 5/16 in.
Provenance:
Labor Gallery, Mexico City, Mexico Current Location:
USA - New Jersey S - M SculptureLatin America

exhibitions

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
MANA Glass Gallery, New Jersy, USA
May 2016 - August 2016

"Everything You Are I Am Not": Highlights of the Tiroche DeLeon LATAM Collection, curated by Catherine Petitgas
Mana Wynwood, Miami, US
December 2015

Labor Gallery Booth
Zona Maco, Mexico City, Mexico
April 2013

Artwork History
  • artist origin
  • provenance
  • current location
  • exhibitions
  • multiple

related works / Pedro Reyes / Latin America / Sculpture