Oh Europa - Action Hero
Over six months in 2018, Action Hero are travelling over 30,000 kilometres across Europe in a motorhome, recording love songs sung by the people they meet. They would like to invite the people of Hambach, Neustadt an der Weinstraße and the whole region to come and sing a love song. This ever-evolving library of songs will then be broadcast 24/7 from beacons placed across the continent. Oh Europa seeks to re-imagine the ways we think about Europe and how we continue to share this space. Detached from political posturing, hollow rhetoric and empty sound bites, these heartfelt love songs offer an opportunity to hear ourselves emerge out of the white noise.
Co-produced with Farnham Maltings (UK). Co-commissioned by Vooruit (BE), Transform (UK), Matchbox (DE) and Farnham Maltings (UK). Supported by Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio and British Council. Action Hero are a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.
Concept and performance: Action Hero
Dramaturgy: David Williams
Graphic design: Graeme Swinton at Actually
Print design: Alex Higlett at Pirrip
Technologist: David Haylock at Watershed Pervasive Media Studio
Oh Europa has a dedicated website which features a map showing all the current beacon locations, feeds from social media, video, images and blog posts:
Photo: Paul Blakemore
Action Hero invites everyone to come by and sing a lovesong!