Zurich. In 2009, !Mediengruppe Bitnik hijacked the signals from two police surveillance cameras and rebroadcast them to the exhibition space. The signals originated from two police surveillance cameras of a neighbouring police station. The first one showing the entrance of the police station from accross the street, the second showing a view of the main customer desk inside the station. The video footage was transmitted into the exhibition space live and unaltered, giving the public direct access to „surveillance from above“. Shifting surveillance into sousveillance, the police's birds eye view becomes the spectators view on police work.
The images generated by the two surveillance cameras at 105 Militärstrasse are normally lost at the very moment they are generated. They only get attention and relevance when documenting a situation out of the ordinary. Otherwise they are leftover material. These leftovers are shown as an endless stream in the exhibition space, thus obtaining a new, official presence.