On Our Shelves Now
Exploring the epic and the banal, Action Hero (Emma Paintin and James Steinhouse) creates performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating, examining the iconography of popular culture and its use; both as a weapon and as a shared cultural memory. This collection includes the pieces Hoke's Bluff, Slap Talk, Watch Me Fall, A Western, Frontman and Extraordinary Rendition.
About the Author
Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse have been working together as Action Hero since 2005. They create events that use the audience as the co-creators of the work. They are interested in ideas that link audiences together and unify them as part of a live event, and the building of temporary communities. Limited resources have created an aesthetic of roughness and intimacy that has become central to their work. They also have a long standing obsession with America and pop culture. They have performed all across the UK and in the U.S, Brazil, China, Germany, Austria, Bosnia, Thailand, Canada, Portugal, Spain and France.