Since 2018, artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse have been travelling through Europe in their campervan, asking strangers to sing a love song.
Throughout an entire day, Gemma & James invite you to join them in an epic deep-listening experience as they play every single love song they have recorded to date: over a thousand voices singing in 49 languages. Broadcasting live and online via their RadiOh Europa station, these love songs transmit a heartfelt message: an opportunity to hear our voices emerge out of the white noise.
Oh Europa is a new collection of works by Action Hero that span a continent and seek to re-imagine the ways in which we think about Europe, and how we continue to share this space together.
Action Hero have been travelling across Europe in their motorhome, asking strangers to sing a love song. Beginning their journey in April 2018, the artists have now travelled over 42,000km through 33 European countries, all the while living and working in their van. So far they have recorded over 900 love songs, all recorded inside their van and sung by people they’ve met as they are travelling. The songs are about being in love but also falling out of love: about heartbreak, joy and hope.
This ever-evolving archive of love songs is broadcasting 24/7 from a network of “beacons” placed by the artists on the borders and edge-spaces across Europe. Situated on invisible boundaries, margins, cultural junctures and geological egdelands, the love songs will play forever in these special locations, audible to anyone who visits and tunes in.