A journey across Europe (and back) collecting love songs
Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.
Bristol-based artists and studio residents, Action Hero (Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse) travelled through 33 European countries, over the course of 6 months. They clocked up a massive 32,000km and collected over love 700 songs, sung by ordinary people from Finland to Greece, Spain to Norway and everywhere in between. These songs are now broadcasting 24/7 via a network of 'beacons', placed at borders and edge-spaces across the continent.
Developed in part via a residency at Pervasive Media Studio, Gemma & James return to the studio to talk about their journey, love and the future of Europe.
This Lunchtime Talk is part of Open Studio Friday, which takes place at the Studio every week.