For a city that's home to so many creatives, London has never made life easy. The city is in a near constant state of flux, a constant battle between those who create and drive the city forward and the developers that seek to capitalise on it. Enter Beyond A BPM, a Boiler Room film made in collaboration with the British Council and Pundersons Gardens that explores the current climate for creatives in London.
Despite the challenges many living and working in the city face, London's cultural scene is an influential and innovative as ever. London, which is seemingly at a historical crossroad, is a sprawling and discordant mass of different voices and approaches. Beyond A BPM is an attempt to document and collate this.
Featured in the film are Gaika, Visionist, Liam Hodges, Bala Club (Uli K, Endgame, Yayoyanoh and Kamixlo), James Massiah, Sports Militia and Primitive.
Discussing the film, Pundersons Garden’s Chris Read (Director) and Hector Aponysus (Creative Producer) explain: “From an anthropological perspective, it presented a challenge. We found it fascinating to watch a scene becoming a scene, deciding what it was about, building a uniform or a look, developing a philosophy — but from a purely cultural perspective we felt privileged to witness this amazing and unique thing happening around us.”
Watch Part 1 of Beyond A BPM below. Find out more about the project at boilerroom.tv