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
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.
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