The Starry Messenger received a nice mention in part 2 of Mónica Savirón's extensive write-up on this year's Views from the Avant-Garde.
"The absence of sound and light triggers cabalistic meanings, and opens the mental space for dream, anxiety or meditation. Marika Borgeson’s The Starry Messenger (2013) begins with 8 minutes and 20 seconds of black and silence following the title—the time that light takes from the sun to reach the earth. The absence of sound enables the film to find its own voice. The images are sun-prints on black and white 16mm film stock. The under and overexposed results become a reflection on time. The sequence of black that begins the film is reminiscent of the five minutes of black leader that opens Gregory Markopoulos’Twice a Man (1963). In this instance, the black would be infused with the sound of falling rain, in anticipation of the main character’s pain and ultimate destruction."
Read the whole article here.
And part 1 can be found here.