A work about love by Action Hero
Since 2018, the British artist duo Action Hero has been travelling across Europe, constantly looking for people who would like to sind their love songs. Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse have already travelled over 50,000 kilometres and crossed 34 European countries. In the intimate atmosphere of their camper van, they ask people to perform their very own love songs.
Since the beginning of their journey, the two artists have recorded more than a thousand songs in their mobile recording studio. Over a thousand voices singing about love in 49 different languages. Love in its most diverse forms: friendly love and strong family ties, songs about falling in love, joy and hope, but also about falling out of love and heartbreak. Because the songs about love can be as varied as the love itself. Now Action Hero is coming to Recklinghausen and invites you and the entire city community to sing about love - in any language, but with heart! At two locations in Recklinghausen, the camper van will become a cosy recording studio for a few hours each. Become part of a great journey: Visit the mobile home of Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse and record your favourite love song.
On 11 June, the performance "RadiOh Europa" will take place. Come along and hear your and a thousand other voices in the radio show full of love, broadcasted live from the Ruhrfestspielhaus.
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