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In memory of Chris Burden

 one or more plates defining a first generally cylindrical containment chamber segment for decelerating bullets, the first generally cylindrical containment chamber having a top and a bottom, an inlet disposed adjacent the top for receiving into the first containment chamber segment and an egress adjacent the bottom for allowing bullets to pass out of the first generally cylindrical containment chamber; and

 one or more plates defining a second generally cylindrical containment chamber segment for decelerating bullets, the second generally cylindrical containment chamber having a top and a bottom, an inlet disposed adjacent the top for receiving bullets into the second containment chamber segment and an egress adjacent the bottom for allowing bullets to pass out of the second generally cylindrical bullet containment chamber; and

wherein the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment are attached to one another end to end in a horizontal array so that the inlets of the first containment chamber segment and second containment segment form a single uninterrupted ingress extending horizontally along a containment chamber formed by the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment.

wherein the first containment chamber segment and second containment chamber segment are releasably attached to one another.

further comprising a support, and wherein the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment are releasably attached to the support.

wherein the support comprises a plurality of flanges for receiving the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment.

wherein the support further comprises a support frame.

wherein the support frame has a plurality of cams disposed thereon for holding at least one of the first containment chamber segment and second containment chamber segment to the support.

wherein the support frame has a plurality of cams disposed thereon for holding the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment to the support.

wherein the cams are configured for holding the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment against the plurality of flanges.

wherein the support frame extends beyond the containment chamber segments and is configured for holding one or more channeling plates.

wherein the one or more channeling plates comprises an upper channeling plate and a lower channeling plate.

wherein the channeling plates direct bullets to the inlet.

wherein at least one of the channeling plates comprises a plurality of generally planar impact zones.

further comprising a channel segment corresponding to the first containment chamber segment and a channel segment corresponding to the second containment chamber segment, and wherein the channeling segments are releasably attached together to form a continuous channel.

wherein one or more plates of each of the containment chamber segments are generally acurate.

wherein the first containment chamber segment and the second containment chamber segment are attached so as to form a containment chamber having an interior which is uninterrupted between the containment chamber segments by sidewalls.

further comprising a third containment chamber segment having an inlet for receiving bullets into the third containment chamber segment, the containment chamber segment comprising one or more plates for deflecting and decelerating a bullet, wherein the third containment chamber segment is attached to the second containment chamber segment so as to form a single uninterrupted inlet along the containment chamber formed by the first, second, and third containment chamber segments.

wherein the first, second, and third containment chamber segments are attached so as to form a containment chamber which is uninterrupted by interior sidewalls.

Luke Aleckson lives and works in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He received is MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006 and his BS from the University of Northwestern—St. Paul in 2003. Solo exhibitions of his work have been hosted at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Suburban in Oak Park, IL, and the Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center in St. Paul, MN, among others. He has also been included in group exhibitions at Bindery Projects in St. Paul, MN, Soap Factory, MCAD Gallery, and Form + Content in Minneapolis, Transformer in Washington, DC., Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago Cultural Center, Beverly Arts Center, Gallery 400, and Gallery 2 in Chicago, IL, Luminary Center for the Arts in St. Louis, MO, among others.