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Exhibition Detail
Autohaemorrhaging Actuators, Recent Kinetic Sculptures and Preliminary Drawings by Mark Porter
1000 N. California Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

June 11th, 2012 - June 11th, 2012
June 11th, 2012 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
, Mark PorterMark Porter
North Side
Tues. 7-11pm, Wed. 7-11pm, Sat. 2-6pm & Sun. 2-8pm. Other hours by appt.
TAGS: kinetic sculpture mark porter mixed-media, performance, sculpture


Autohaemorrhaging Actuators,

Recent Kinetic Sculptures and Preliminary Drawings by Mark Porter

June 10-July 3, 2012


Peanut Gallery, 1000 N. California Ave, Chicago, IL 60622



Autohaemorrhaging Actuators is a collection of recent preliminary drawings and kinetic sculptures

which mimic biological functions and human/animal behaviors such as demarcation- the process

of marking of one’s personal territory and autohaemorrhaging- the action of animals deliberately

ejecting blood from the body as a defensive tactic. All of the works are thematically centered on

the process of ejecting internal fluids with the purpose of creation, territorial marking, masking

and rejection.


Chicago-based artist Mark Porter creates mechanical, kinetic sculptures that act as prototypes

through the fusion of custom-made and found objects and preliminary drawings with graphite,

paint, wintergreen oil transfer and aluminum.





Front image: detail image of Autohaemorrhaging Actuator #2, 2012, aluminum, electric motor, air

pump, plexi-glass, steel, glass and pigmented fluid.


"Peanut Gallery is a space for creative collaboration, experimentation, exhibition and good, old-fashioned mingling. Their goal is to connect creative people with one another and nurture a vibrant, inclusive community of artists and intellectuals."

Autohaemorrhaging Actuator #2

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