Over the summer, one giant of the contemporary art world asked a pair of filmmakers from Hackney to help them open their new space. The event was the opening of the Tate Tanks, for which I See You Standing, a group of born-and-bred Londoners who built up a following hawking t-shirts and romantic vids about street culture, made a filmic portrait of the city. Featuring music from Vondelpark and Slime, it shows kids on the lastday of school, grime stars on their hometurf, and the sights and sounds of a city symphonic. When we asked them for a quote, this is what they wrote:
'London. for those who want to live and die here. there is no greener grass. no beach under the paving stones. the streets of London are paved with gold.'