good idea: Folly for a Flyover

This summer, a building will appear in the gap between the east and westbound traffic of the A12. Transforming the cavernous undercroft where the motorway crosses the Lea Navigational Canal, Folly for a Flyover will host a five week programme of waterside cinema, performance and play delivered in conjunction with the Barbican Art Gallery and CREATE 2011.

Constructed from reclaimed and donated materials and drawing influence from the surrounding buildings of Hackney Wick, Folly for a Flyover is an imagined piece of the area’s past, suggesting the story of a building trapped under the motorway.
By day the folly will host a cafĂ©, workshops and events alongside boat trips exploring the surrounding waterways. At night audiences will congregate on the building’s steps to watch screenings ranging from animation classics, to experimental cinema with live scores, light shows and performances.

Like a giant construction-kit, the folly will be built over the period of a month by a team of volunteers. Having served one purpose it will be disassembled at the end of the summer, its components taking on new incarnations in the local area.

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1 comment:

  1. I love finding inspiration like this on blogs, simply stunning!