Manifested in the form of a travelling intergalactic vessel, a floating nomadic country, “The Polity of Φ” is a community-led research project, encouraging an open dialogue into the right to inhabit specific geographies, instigating a dialogue into who exactly is welcome in Britain.
Φ in this scenario was a utopic country without possession of any landmass rooted on earth, whose occupants live and work together as an autarchic community.
The film was shown as part of The Polity of Φ: The Consulate at the Intermedia Gallery at CCA, part of Glasgow International 2016.
Written/Directed: Deniz Uster and Alberta Whittle
Funded by: Creative Scotland
Director of Photography: Tom Harrup
Sound Design: Pete Dowling
Narration by: Gameli Tordzro
Actors/Actresses: Maryhill Integration Network participants
Apple Pro-Res HD film, 5.29 minutes, 16:9, 2016