Poignant, political, empowering
“The cold, cold shudder / of a world craving / blood, blood, blood. / Every day blood. / Leeching my freedom. / My freedom. / I will fight / to save my freedom.”
David Ellington brings to life his poignant and political BSL poem, Liberty, in a new highly-visual, poetic and physically realised short film commissioned by Ad Infinitum and HOME.
This filmic poem draws on visual vernacular and BSL to examine what sets us apart, and what unites us. David has been collaborating with Ad Infinitum since 2016, we are delighted to be able to commission his artistic response to the situation we find ourselves in.
Poet: David Ellington
English translation: Kyra Pollitt
Camera: Samuel Ash
Music: Sam Halmarack.
Tickets are available as ‘Pay What You Can’ – the suggested price for this event is £10 – but there are a range of ticket prices so you can choose what you can afford from the options, including £0 as we want as many people as possible to access our Homemakers commissions.
We’ve also included a higher option for anyone who wants to take the opportunity to make a larger donation to our artists and organisations. How much you choose to pay is completely up to you, and every audience member will receive exactly the same content and experience.
All the money raised from ticket sales for this event will be split evenly with 50% going directly to the artist and 50% to Ad Infinitum’s response fund to allow them to continue to support future artists and commissions.
Homemakers Project Overview
Homemakers is a series of new commissions, where we invite our favourite artists and artistic partners to combine to create work at home, for an audience who are also at home.
We’re not pretending that all art can be experienced online just as satisfactorily as in person; but we want to demonstrate the innovation of artists who work all kinds of forms, by inviting them to respond to this very specific context. We want to bring contemporary new performance to audiences all over the world, in all its form-flexing, mind-expanding, surprising subversive brilliance.
About David Ellington
David Ellington’s roles have been diverse, including film, theatre, and television drama and presenting since 1997. Films and TV / adverts credits under his belt are Accessible adverts – The Last Leg (C4), Paralympic accessible advert (C4), Smirnoff – Deaf dancer. Film work includes: Small World- Episode 2 (Mutt & Jeff Pictures), Stand By Your Man (BBC), I’m Spaziticus – The Comedy Lab (C4), The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (BBC), Holby City (BBC) Theatre also includes Frozen (Fingersmiths), Paralympic Opening Ceremony / The Garden / Against the Tide (Strange Fruit & Graeae), Bent / Diary of an Action Man (Graeae), Under Milk Wood (Oxfordshire Theatre Tour Company). Circus art and street theatre experience also includes Extraordinary Bodies – What Am I Worth / Weighting (Diverse City & Cirque Bijou).
About Ad Infinitum
Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning international theatre company founded in 2007 and is led by Co-Artistic Directors, Nir Paldi and George Mann. Their mission is to challenge, move & provoke global audiences by telling stories of those who are marginalised through ethnicity, socio-economic disadvantage, sexuality, gender, disabling barriers, age & mental health, & igniting passionate debate about socio-political injustice.
Ad Infinitum were recently seen at HOME with ‘Extraordinary Wall of Silence’
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