Oh Europa


The entire archive of love songs collected during our journey through Europe is continually transmitting from a digital network of audio hotspots, placed on borders and edge-spaces across Europe.

These audio hotspots, or ‘beacons’, are transmitting love songs 24/7, and are audible to anybody who wants to visit them. To listen, just download the Oh Europa app and visit the co-ordinates of a beacon. There are currently 44 to choose from, situated all over Europe. When you arrive at the location, the love songs will play for you.

The locations of the beacons were chosen because of their significance as type of edge or threshold. We took video at each space and surveyed the area, and later created a video and book which we shared in a ‘micro-installation’ inside our van called Postcards From The Edge.

Oh Europa’s beacons are accessible all day, everyday. To visit the artwork, download the app for iOS or Android and travel to a location near you.

To see Postcards From The Edge’s previous touring dates, see our Archive


Video footage from the active beacons.

Postcards From The Edge BOOK

A book to accompany the video, featuring notes from our visit to the beacon sites and the reason each location was chosen.


Love songs are broadcasting 24/7 in these locations. To listen, visit in person and tune in via the Oh Europa app.

“[action hero] may sound like romantics, esoterics, dreamers. But their plan worked”

Die Zeit

︎︎︎ Oh Europa app iOS
︎︎︎ Oh Europa app Android 


photos by Action Hero and Von Fox productions 

Created by Gemma Paintin & James Stenhouse
Dramaturgy: David Williams
Technologists: David Williams at Watershed, Elliot Long at Elroid, Scott Evans at SE Games
Book design: Alex Higglett at Pirrip
Producer for Action Hero: Sarah Warden

Oh Europa is co-produced with Farnham Maltings, and co-commissioned by Transform, Matchbox and Farnham Maltings. Supported by British Council, European Cultural Foundation and Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio. Developed with support from Vooruit, Latitudes Contemporaines, ANTI, Ördögkatlan Festival, Interdisciplinarte, Romanian Association for the Performing Arts, Grand Theatre Groningen and Bristol Old Vic Ferment. With funding from Arts Council England.