The Space featuring Multistory’s Black Country Stories launched on 1 May 2012. The Space is a joint initiative by the BBC and the Arts Council and is a new on-demand digital arts channel which will help transform the way people connect with and experience arts, music, film and give artists space to innovate and experiment.
‘Black Country Stories’ is a multi-commission programme produced by Multistory that invites outstanding artists to document and record life in the Black Country. Multistory is commissioning internationally renowned photographers, film makers and authors to tell amazing stories to celebrate, document and archive, in intimate detail, every day life in the Black Country.
The images, stories, ambient sounds created through the work with Magnum photographers Martin Parr and Mark Power; South African photographer, David Goldblatt; and author Margaret Drabble will be produced to create 40 beautifully crafted short films to include interviews with the artists and local people.
Currently you can see Martin Parr’s films and images on the site: please type ‘Martin Parr’ in the search box in the top right hand corner on The Space website – www.thespace.org