Time-based

THE LISTENING PARTY, 2015

9’57”

Single-channel video


The Listening Party re-shapes footage from music documentaries to tell a new story. Through editing and voiceover, British rock icons Charlie Watts and Robert Plant are cast as Nicu and Norel, two men charting paths of resistance in Communist Romania. The story revolves around secret “listening parties,” where factory workers play albums smuggled in from the West.