Mompox is a small town on the banks of Magdalena river. It was founded by Spanish settlers in 1540 and it was here, in 1810 where Colombia’s independence from Spain was declared. At this time, it was a wealthy key trading town linking Colombia’s coast with Bogota and the Andean region, but soon after that, erosion and sedimentation changed the course of the Magdalena River. The commercial and social life of the colonial town diminished, and its inhabitants emigrated to other regions. The crumbling town became an island enclosed by river arms and almost frozen in time. The video Standstill portrays this special place through focused observation of one object – an omnipresent rocking chair in colonial design.