Folly For a Flyover: a building trapped under the east and westbound lanes of the A12, hosting a six week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play.
Hand-built with local, reclaimed and donated materials, inspired by the local council estates and red-brick buildings of Hackney Wick, it poses as an imaginary piece of the area’s past.
Launching on 24 June, events include bug hotel building using Olympic Park waste materials, a 30 piece East London Brass Band performance and a spectacular family party hosted by Disco Loco.
On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, the building’s over-sized outdoor steps will double as an auditorium to host a programme of screenings and performances, from animation classics including early Disney through to experimental films including 2001 Space Odessy and Tron (1982) with a live remixed sound track.
Folly for a Flyover is conceived, designed and constructed by Assemble CIC, and programmed with the support of The Barbican Art Gallery’s summer exhibition, Watch Me Move. Assemble CIC’s last project, The Cineroleum was a pilot project demonstrating the potential for the wider creative re-use of UK’s 4000 empty petrol stations.