Fusebox Talks: Action Hero
In conjunction with the 7th annual Fusebox Festival, a contemporary art and performance festival that takes place in Austin, TX each April, culturebot.org presents Fusebox Talks, a series of interviews and podcasts with the select artists from the festival. The first podcast is with England’s Action Hero at the Austin Museum of Art; interviewed by Ron Berry with question by Timothy Braun and Savannah McAnally, recording by Michael Bartnett.
You can listen to the podcast here:[audio:http://culturebot.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/action-hero-podcast.mp3]
Action Hero makes live art and performance that seeks to use audiences as collaborators and co-conspirators. They are interested in creating work that links audiences together and unifies them as part of the live event, building a temporary community. Their process has been defined by necessity: a raw aesthetic has become central to our work. Whilst exploring the epic, we create performance that is intimate, distinctive and invigorating.
Action Hero is a collaboration between artists Gemma Paintin and James Stenhouse. They have been making performance together as Action Hero since 2005, and live and