Inspired by Raymond Roussel’s Impressions of Africa, a novel allegedly written after viewing the coastline of Africa through a telescope. The film attempts to present an imagined journey to the Antarctic made entirely in a small studio above BCA Gallery. It reflects my interest in the relationship between scientific exploration and imagined narrative. Inevitably it is a doomed attempt at something huge. A filmic representation of the great romantic adventure, the film flits back and forth between convincing illusion and obvious fakery, which both invites and refuses viewer’s suspension of disbelief.