Marika Borgeson, The Starry Messenger, 20 mins, silent, U.S.A., 2013, 16mm; Rebecca Meyers, Murmurations, 6 mins, U.S.A., 2013, 16mm; Samantha Rebello, the object which thinks us – OBJECT 1, 7 mins, U.K., 2007, 16mm; Janine Davidson, Two-Fountains, 2 mins, silent, Ireland, 2014, 16mm; Ana Vaz, A Idade da Pedra, (The Age of Stone), 29 mins, France-Brazil, 2013, DVD; Michaela Nettel, Garden, 3 mins, U.K., 2012, DVD; Talena Sanders, Liahona, 20 min extract, U.S.A., 2013, DVD; Marika Borgeson, Eleven Forty Seven, 11 mins, U.S.A., 2013, DVD; Notes by Declan Sheehan

This film screened on Wednesday 21st January 2015.

“I only screen The Starry Messenger publicly on 16mm so that the black is the actual absence of light, as opposed to the projected black of video.”

– Marika Borgeson

The Starry Messenger was initially an exhibition curated by Declan Sheehan for Derry’s Void Gallery in 2014, a project engaging with the materiality of film as a manifestly analogue physical and chemical process. Seven artist filmmakers engage with the materiality of the film medium through physical and digital manipulation of celluloid, the use of alternative processes, whilst also engaging with film as a trace of time, of site, and of memory.



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