Video, ongoing.

In the 19th century a man named Gregor McGregor invented a small, South American country called Poyais. Through engravings and songs, a constitution and a guide book, McGregor described an elaborate utopia, with beautiful buildings, clement weather and fertile soil.

This film uses the story of Poyais as a focal point to analyse the ideas, images and subjectivities produced through European colonial discourse, and to investigate the assimilation of these elements within contemporary semi-professional digital filmmaking.