In Conversation – Ad Infinitum with Artist and Filmmaker David Ellington
20th October 2020
Join us on Tuesday 20th October from 2-3pm for an in conversation with theatre company Ad Infinitum and Filmmaker and artist David Ellington, hosted by HOME Manchester.
Ad Infinitum are an award winning theatre company who work with collaborators from all over the world and tour nationally and internationally. Ad Infinitum was commissioned by HOME as part of the first wave of Homemakers commissions in March, resulting in our film A Small Gathering. With the support of Art Council England’s Emergency Response Fund we have now commissioned two long standing Ad Infinitum collaborators to create Homemakers works of their own. David’s commission, a short film of his visual poem Liberty will be shared as part of Ad Infinitum’s mini festival WHERE YOU ARE at the end of October.
We will be discussing Ad Infinitum and David’s previous work, how they collaborated on 2019’s theatre piece Extraordinary Wall of Silence and the creative process of making digital work under lockdown.
This event will take place on Zoom
Ad Infinitum is a multi-award-winning Bristol-based international theatre company. Founded in 2007, Ad Infinitum is led by Co-Artistic Directors, Nir Paldi and George Mann. Our whole approach; the subject matter, the way we make work, & those we work with, is collaborative, inclusive & enables diverse voices to flourish. We have been challenging the status quo of the cultural landscape for over 12 years, daring it to embrace difference by demonstrating that collaborative ways of working fundamentally enable a more representative theatre culture to exist.Our 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 is proud to be Associate Artist at Bristol Old Vic and The North Wall. We are Associate Artist Alumni at the Bush Theatre (2011-2013), The Lowry (2011-2017) and Redbridge Drama Centre (2009-2017). 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).