Translator in Brazil: Translator
Recent kinetic sculpture Translator will be included in
Gambiólogos 2.0, Museu dos Brinquedos, located in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, June-August, 2014
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 ones 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.
"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."
Territorial Markers Recent Drawing Machines By Mark Porter, Fill in the Blank Gallery, Chicago Hours:
ON VIEW November 5-December 4 2010
OPENING RECEPTION November 5 7-11pm
Recent Drawing Machines By Mark Porter
Territorial Markers features recent kinetic sculptures and preliminary drawings by Chicago artist Mark Porter. Inspired by Porters exploration of the spirit of invention and created with a fusion of found and custom-made parts, the drawing machines serve as prototypes which emphasize the quality of the hand made object. Over the course of the exhibit, his sculptures will expel a pigmented, soapy sludge that oozes and drips onto the walls of the gallery. Collectively, these sculptures act to convert the gallery into workshop or experimental laboratory. Individually, each work serves as commentary on the concept of ownership and the act of creating an object which automates a process.
Image: Detail of Territorial Marker <1, Aluminum, Steel, Motion Sensor, Glass, Vinyl Tubing, Pigmented Soap Fluid
Dimensions: 5 w x 4 h x 2 d
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All works in the exhibit were created with funding generously provided by The Illinois Arts Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and City of Chicago.