Paul McMahon is a multi-tasking non-careerist whose current vocations include artist, musician, writer, comedian, producer, minister, mailman and single father of nine year old twin girls. He lives in Woodstock and his work was included in the "Pictures Generation 1974-1984" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in 2009. His website is www.paulmcmahon.tv.
In the Front Row for Chris Burden’s Match Piece, 1972 by Paul McMahon
The only direct contact Burden made with the audience was firing a few matches into it, a hostile gesture, used to remind the spectator that he was in the same room as the artist, reminding the viewer that he was an intruder. It also made the statement that the artist wanted the audience to leave.