Pedro Reyes - Artist
PEDRO REYES
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Powder coated steel, wood, Group activity
In this variation of a see-saw there is a clear asymmetric relationship; one person equals in power a group of nine others. However, the single player needs the group to wield his influence. At first this seems a materialization of the hierarchies and power inequities found in almost all human organizations. The “oppressor” against the “oppressed”.

Another interpretation could shift from problems into opportunities, a potential “social leverage”, or the power of an individual to transform his group. If you change your own habits you are multiplying your efforts by one. If you manage to introduce some change within your group the effect is multiplied by ten, by one hundred, a thousand...
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