Whirlygig Cinema Turns 3! - 22 June 2013

Over the past three years, Whirlygig Cinema have given unique screening experiences to hundreds of filmmakers. We have established regular short film nights and brought emerging film talent to new audiences. You are invited to join us as we celebrate our 3rd birthday in style, with a good old knees up at the Hackney Attic. Indulge in a free evening chock full of AV performances and short film premieres; our birthday present to you!

Saturday 22 June, 7.30pm til late. Admission free. Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE


8pm ACRA / live visuals by Emily Bailey

Emily Bailey is a moving image artist working with film and digital media to create abstract live visuals for bands and musicians. For this event she will be collaborating with ACRA, an inventive producer making ambient and washed out beats by fusing vintage sounds and cassette hardware with pristine production.

9pm SPIN: Short film premieres

A whirligig is an object that spins or whirls, driven by a simple kinetic energy that is created by wind, hand or motor. It has adopted many roles throughout history, from weathervanes to decorative objects and toys, and now most commonly brings to mind images of British nostalgia, seaside holidays and breezy summer days.

Over the three years of our existence, we have screened films by nearly two hundred filmmakers. We approached these filmmakers and invited them to make us a birthday present: a short film no more than 5 minutes long based on the theme ‘Spin’. We had a huge response and are delighted to be premiering the films for you at this event!

Films by Inga Burrows, Dominic Currie, Tim Graham (cinema iloobia), Ed Hartwell, Helen Nias, Erika Pál, Sellotape Cinema, Natasha Tonkin and Jayne Wilson.

10.15pm Nordic Giants

Nordic Giants have spent the last couple of years bringing their own formula of claustrophobic post-rock cinema to a selection of unusual locations across the country. Dressed in feathers and shrouded in a ubiquitous fog the pair look more like residents of Middle Earth than of Brighton. Their performance involves a chosen few short films, which are soundtracked live with atmospheric soundscapes. Two mythical creatures create an experience with bowed guitar, piano that is both haunting and rousing, and climactic and thunderous drums.

11.30pm Max Hattler x My Panda Shall Fly

We are very proud to present an exclusive audio-visual collaboration between these two incredible artists.

Moving image artist Max Hattler has had exhibitions around the world and he has collaborated with music acts such as Basement Jaxx. As an extension of his film and video work – and as an antidote to it – Max performs live audiovisual works at festivals and in art spaces. He teaches at Goldsmiths and Chelsea, and is a Doctorate in Fine Art candidate at UEL.

Suren Seneviratne aka My Panda Shall Fly is a Sri-Lankan born electronic music producer. Since 2012 he has put out collaborative EPs with the likes of Benjamin Jackson and Will Ward and has had great support from Rob Da Bank (BBC Radio 1), Pitchfork, Dazed Digital, Clash Magazine, The Independent and more.

With music all night by STFD DJs

Whirlygig Cinema is delighted to introduce Londoners to music from Nottingham's Shut The Front Door. STFD is the exclusive party brand responsible for bringing disco & tropical house music to Nottingham. Hosting intimate, house party themed events in a Tiki Shack, Shut The Front Door has seen itself grow into one of Nottingham's newest iconic brands in the disco house scene. Expect to hear all things disco and tropical offering you an exotic experience with the STFD DJ's.