'A lot can happen in a day'>
ONE NIGHT. FIVE FILMS. FIVE TRACKS. ONE ORCHESTRA. ONE HOST. A SOUNDSCAPE AND VISUALS INSPIRED BY THE SOUND OF THE CITY AND THE RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH IT. HUNDREDS OF IMAGES BY PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN PART OF THE PROJECT.
'Paved With Gold' was the culmination of a 2 year long project by ISYS to document and explore London's Youth Cultures. Working alongside audio partners NTS Radio, the result was a modern day 'City Symphony' which traces a day in the life of London through film, sounds and musical samples from artists selected by NTS. This was collated to form an audio sound track to live performances and film screenings which took place at the new Tate Modern TANKS on 24th August 2012, as part of the Undercurrent Programme. Artists playing live on the night included Slime, Vondelpark, My Panda Shall Fly, Dark Sky, RPBLC of Many Voices, James Massiah, and CKTRL.
At a moment when all eyes are on London, the soundtracked documentary film examines the use of style and culture as tools for identification and belonging among British Youth today, taking the viewer on a journey through the young heart of the city to depict a slice of London life otherwise unseen.