November 23, 2018

Wonderful performance of Portraits in Motion tonight from Volker Gerling. . . If you missed this time, Volker will return to #Sandwell for #blastphotofestival2019

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November 22, 2018

Last chance to get your ticket to Volker Gerling’s Sandwell specific performance ‘Portraits in Motion’. Tomorrow at 6pm, West Brom Town Hall. . . “When Michael Turner was seven years old he had two pet mice. One of them died and he buried it by the railroad tracks. The next morning on his way to school he started digging it up. Suddenly he was attacked by a swarm of wasps. Stung all over he was too ashamed to go to school or to go back home. All day he walked up and down by the tracks. When people asked why he wasn’t at school, each time he invented a new excuse or lie. One of them was that he was on a nature assignment from school to observe animals by the tracks. Animals that only ever came out when he was alone there.” . . Snapshot from “Man by the Tracks, Vancouver, 2011.” For tickets follow link in bio . . . . . . #flipbook #photography #storytelling #daumenkino #volkergerling #multistory #sandwell #movingimage #blastphotofest2019 #ACE #sandwellcouncil

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November 21, 2018

We’re excited to present our new poetry anthology Tipton Tales, curated by poet Emma Purshouse for her @multistory commission. . The anthology is tied together by Emma Purshouse’s poem ‘Figure of Eight’, which she wrote while walking through Tipton, mapping various encounters and sights she experienced along the way. It includes poems by Casey Bailey, Liz Berry, Roz Goddard, Brendan Hawthorn, Kuli Kohli, Roy McFarlane, Dave Pitt, Steve Pottinger and Billy Spakemon. Each of the poets featured have deep-rooted connections to and a respect and love of the region of #Sandwell, and their voices interweave with Emma’s to form a warm and sometimes humorous portrayal of the everyday lives of its inhabitants. . . The book launch will take place on 29 November at 7pm at Tipton Library. Join us to get your copy of the book, to meet the poets and to see some of the poems performed for the very first time. . . Illustrations by local illustrator @bynginc and printed by @holodeckbirmingham . . . . . #TiptonTales #poetry #walkingpoetry #emmapurshouse #multistorybook #multistory #tipton #tiptonlibrary #newbook #anthology #publishing #lovepoetry

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November 15, 2018

Only a week to go until Volker Gerling’s live Daumenkino (thumb cinema) performance ‘Portraits in Motion’. Here’s a small snapshot from “Woman with closed eyes, Berlin, 2003″ one of the many flip books Volker created while walking over 3 thousand km throughout Germany . .”In a pub I meet Sara. She tells me how much she loves to listen to music. I ask her if I can take her picture. Some time later we meet. Sara listens to music. I ask you to close your eyes. Then I start to photograph them. For a few moments I feel that Sara lets me share her thoughts.” . Next Friday Volker will perform his new series, made in #Sandwell, and share the strange and lovely stories behind each encounter. Book your free ticket following the link in bio . . “Art could not be quieter, simpler and more beautiful” – Tagesanzeiger Zürich . “These miniature stories rinse your eyes like spring water” – The Sunday Times . “His show is uniquely heart-warming” – The Times . . . . . #flipbook #photography #storytelling #daumenkino #volkergerling #multistory #multistoryartist #movingimage #sandwell #ACE

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October 29, 2018

My practice is concerned with the notion of encountering, collecting and re-telling. I am interested in creating sociological landscapes, interplays of human form and location that can resonate sociological, cultural and psychological narratives. . With My.Self I wanted to document the diversity of young people living in the area – both what it means to be a young person in today’s society as well as that of living in the Black Country. I am also interested in the way that body language and dress represent a rite of passage. . Image Michelle Sank . . . . . #MultistoryTakeover #michellesank #my.self

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October 28, 2018

We’re so pleased to see our project with @pollybraden and Sally Williams ‘Out of the Shadows: the untold story of people with autism and learning disabilities’ featured in the @guardian today. If you didn’t get to pick up a copy it’s also available online. Please read and share. . . . . . The exhibition is at @mac_birmingham until 11 November. . . #pollybraden #cjs #prisonreform #sallywilliams #learningdisabilities #autism #macbirmingham #outoftheshadowscjs #multistory #prison #photography #photojournalism

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Laura Pannack writes on her current Multistory project, “The Cracker”

October 23, 2018

Photographer Laura Pannack writes about her current Multistory commission “The Cracker”. “I’ve wanted to work with Multistory for years ever since I heard great things from Susan Meiselas and Alex Nelson. The charity commissions artists to embark on projects in Sandwell and Dudley and offer support in working within the local community to explore themes […]

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Angling For Narrow Boats

October 4, 2018

In celebration of World Poetry Day, we’d like to share Brendan Hawthorne’s poem ‘Angling For Narrow Boats’ with you, which will be published in ‘Tipton Tales’- a book of newly commissioned poetry focusing on the Sandwell town of Tipton.   Angling For Narrow Boats Floats bob on lazy eddies piercing meniscal surface tension now clear from […]

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