In the oeuvre of Polak and Van Bekkum, the poetic /cartographic approach plays an important role.
Coming from this background, they became more and more interested in the cinematographic possibilities of the Google Earth platform. In this piece they let go of actual GPS registrations as a starting point for their work and create an autonomous choreography of abstract spheres that emergence from the urban-park landscape chosen. During the course of the 6 minutes the camera circles 4 times around the park, while the water-like-surface that covers the park slowly disappears. Also both sound-scape and visuals create, in sink with the rhythm of the four circles, a transition from associations with nature to more urban associations.
The sound-scape composed by Huba de Graaff combines field recordings and electronic music. This combination opens for the interpretation of the piece in two ways: as an experimental data film, but also as work in the long standing tradition of landscape depiction. This way the island-park is presented as an illusion of the rural, situated in the urban.