Call a Paramediac!

  • by April 17, 2006
Photographer and performance artist Eric Payson shoots simultaneous live news broadcasts and assembles them into collage-like multimedia installations. The piece pictured here was shot on Jan. 2, as a West Virginia mining tragedy coincided with a West Virginia University basketball game. The installation appeared in March at New York's Scope Arts Fair.

Payson, who dubs his approach "paramedia," began shooting live video during the first Gulf War in 1990-91. A former MTV News employee, the artist has another connection to the media world: He's the son of Martin D. Payson, a former Time Warner vice president and board member.

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