The River

Running time: 2min 49sec

The constantly changing ripples of a river's surface suggest the potential for an absorbing visual respite, a retreat. But in The River, the meditative effect is undermined by the intrusion of the surrounding noise of trams, cars, trucks and foot-traffic. Based on video footage shot from Nibelungenbrücke, a bridge over the Danube in Linz, Austria, The River emphasises the tension between the senses, clashing meditative video footage, ambient urban noise and reflective 'ambient' music by Natalie Grant.

Single channel SD/HD video, 12 minutes, looped

John Waller with Nat Grant 2010

Video and ambient sound – John Waller

Percussion/loops/electronic sound processing – Nat Grant (