A film series inspired by The Open University’s cutting edge Enduring Love research project will be premiered with a live performance by singer David McAlmont at a special event in London this month.
The Art of Relationships is a film and musical celebration of Enduring Love, produced by artist Steve Geliot, which explores the nature of intimacy and how it endures. The thought-provoking series of short films will be shown for the first time at a free event from 6-8pm at The Vaults – Royal Society of Arts House in London on Friday 27 May.
It will then be available online at the project website: www.artofrelationships.org
The event is part of Citizenship and Governance Research at The Open University and is being led by Professor Darren Langdridge and Professor Jacqui Gabb.
Professor Darren Langdridge, said: “We are seeking to explore the power of art to engage the public with social scientific research. We hope that viewing this film will provoke the audience to think about their own relationships whilst also provide an entertaining experience.”
Steve Geliot has produced a series of short films, which are thematically linked, based on and inspired by the findings of the ‘Enduring Love’ research project, whilst also looking forward to planned future research by Profs Langdridge and Gabb on LGBT youth. As well as being presented live, the films will be shown online through various channels and will be followed by an online questionnaire evaluating the viewers’ experience.
After the live event, some members of the audience will engage in an innovative group discussion exercise to gather data on the value of this type of public engagement event for future research purposes.
The film will be accompanied by live music from the singer David McAlmont, with accompaniment from Guy Davies.
The event is free but tickets are limited and should be booked via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-art-of-relationships-a-film-and-musical-celebration-of-enduring-love-tickets-24863440219
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