Homo Novus



Action Hero (United Kingdom)
30.08.-09.09. Online or at the Festival Centre | Free

Since 2018, artists Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse who work together under the name Action Hero have been driving through Europe asking strangers to sing them love songs. RadiOh Europa is a series of broadcasts of the love songs they have collected. In partnership with ANTI Festival and Homo Novus Festival for Festivals’ Path project they have created a special one off series of podcasts.

Listen to 10 hours of love songs recorded on their journey so far including love songs recorded in 2022 on their drive from Homo Novus Festival in Riga to ANTI Festival in Kuopio.


About artists

Action Hero is the collaboration between artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. Together they create artworks that expand across multiple creative practices: performance, installation, sound, digital practice and work for public space. Their ongoing interests lie in the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shared cultural memory and the languages/texts that are used to talk about these shared spaces. They have toured their work to over 40 countries across 5 continents.


Concept, performance: Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse

RadiOh Europa is part of Festivals’ Path project. The project is co-curated and co-organised with ANTI Festival. Festivals’ Path project is funded by Ministry of Education and Culture Finland.


Online or at the Festival Centre


10 h radio podcast with love songs

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