Archival Installation

Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times.  A new installation by Harry Shearer includes, from left, a steady John McCain; a sullen James Carville; a sedate Henry A. Kissinger.
Final NY Times article submission to the 2008 archives.  Excerpt:

In his exhibition “The Silent Echo Chamber,” now at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum here, Mr. Shearer displays video of celebrities and politicians sitting silently in the minutes before appearing live on television. Video loops run on nine flat-screen monitors that are hung like portraits along three walls. There is a disquieting sense of being at the wrong end of the telescope: the stars you have watched silently for years are silently watching you.

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