Festival Installation 2021: Land, Sea, Sky

We are delighted to announce Marcella O’Connor Killorglin-based film maker as the winner of our 2021 Festival Digital commission to launch the Festival on 12th August.

Land, Sea, Sky

Valentia Island is the perfect place for a unique chamber music festival, nestled in a rich and vibrant landscape. It is a spectacular location as one of Ireland’s most westerly points, steeped in history (ancient and recent) and it is fitting that our 2021 installation will place the island’s unique relationship with land, sea and sky at the forefront.

Therefore we are looking for a creative to produce this year’s installation on the theme of Land, Sea, Sky.

Our selected digital artist

Marcella O’Connor

Our 2021 Digital Artist

Marcella O’Connor is a filmmaker based in Kerry. Her documentary The Lament for Art O’Leary won Best Documentary at the 2020 Film and Video Poetry Symposium in Los Angeles.

Marcella will be working in the coming weeks to create a specially commissioned digital installation on the theme of Land, Sea, Sky, and will receive its World Premiere on 12 August 2021.

In light of COVID-19

Owing to the uncertainty brought by COVID-19, Chamber Music on Valentia and the successful participant will be required to take a flexible, innovative approach to process and delivery. Communication and the presentation of the final response will be done virtually, through our festival website. The successful applicant is welcome to visit Valentia Island, to actively respond to the theme and the sounds and sights of the area, however, responsibly within current government travel advice.

Other selection information

  • The successful applicant will receive a €700.00 commission fee for their work.
  • The selection committee will select one successful applicant.
  • Please note that this opportunity is open to Co. Kerry-based music creators and artists only.
  • All applicants will be notified of the outcome by no later than 18.00pm on 2nd July 2021.
  • More information about the digital installation will be sent to the successful applicant on 2nd July 2021.
  • If you have any questions about the call, the application process or our festival, please do not hesitate to contact us on info@chambermusiconvalentia.com.