Fri 29 Mar 2019 13:00
EU've lost that loving feeling
29th March has been fixed in our minds since the Brexit decision as the date the UK will leave the EU. On this 'lunchtime walk' we will search for the love songs recorded by studio residents Action Hero, across Europe.
Over 6 months in 2018, Action Hero travelled over 33,000km across Europe in a motorhome for their new project, Oh Europa. On the way they asked the people they met to sing them a love song. This ever-evolving archive is now broadcasting 24/7 from beacons placed, by the artists, on the borders, invisible boundaries, margins, cultural junctures and geological edgelands of Europe.
For this lunchtime talk we will leave the confines of the Pervasive Media Studio and walk together to where the River Avon meets the New Cut, in the shadow of Brunel's Suspension Bridge, in search of Action Hero's Bristol beacon. A time to reflect and talk about about cultural responses to times of great political upheavel. Once at the beacon we will listen to the love songs Action Hero recorded last year.
We will leave the Studio around 1pm, the walk will take around 20 minutes and we are aiming to be back at Watershed for 2pm. Please dress appropriately for the weather.
To download the app to listen to the songs on the walk and read more about about Action Hero go here.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.
Do you want to find out what is going on at the Pervasive Media Studio? Are you interested in meeting our residents, talking about a specific project or curious about pervasive media? Why not pack a sandwich and join us for one of our Lunchtime Talks and Open Studio Friday. Lunchtime Talks are informal presentations by Studio residents and associates. They normally take place at 1pm on Friday, are free and open to everybody who’s interested in what we do. After the Talk, we also invite you to stay with us for the afternoon to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. We provide chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Our open afternoons close at 5pm. Let us know if you’d like a tour of the space and we'll be happy to show you around just before the talk. Send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place on a tour.