In the late summer of 2009 Polak and van Bekkum were working on a GPS piece in a remote area in the Highlands of Scotland.
They were collecting GPS data from helium balloons, that they let flap in the wind. They planned to visualize the GPS data in Google Earth. At that very moment and seemingly out of nowhere the Google Earth Street View car emerged and passed by silently. Three weeks later the artists found themselves and their balloons depicted on Google Streetview.
As a gesture to reclaim the image, the artist hacked the Google Streetview spheres: they fragmented the image, freed the spheres from their original location and forced them to float over both the landscape and loch as if they again were filled with digital helium.
Year of production 2010. The work consists of 12 stills (C-print mounted on aluminium 30×18 cm) showing the hacking process, frozen in action.