The text used in the film The Empty Vessel by Mark St.John Ellis and edited by Michael O'Reilly intercuts with the image of an incense stick burning in reverse fast speed which then intercuts by the smoke in slow motion. The edited text read in single sentences at first seems disassociated but pieced together gives the viewer an overall statement to contemplate. 

The Empty Vessel Soundscape which the film is edited to is a sound piece by Mark St.John Ellis that was due to be installed in Cavan Cathedral on a loop and an extended version to be in the grounds of St Mary’s Abbey, Cavan during the 2020 Cavan Arts Festival scheduled for May. Cavan County Council Arts Office, Cavan Arts have responded by supporting filming and editing of visuals of this abridged work which has become a piece of music to go Online as a pilot.  Subsequently the project has become one of the recipients of the Covid 19 Response grant awarded by the Arts Council of Ireland. This funding will go to the filming and editing of the second part with the recording and editing of additional vocals by the early music singer Caitriona O'Leary to the music.

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