Moving pictures have been a source of inspiration and common cultural vocabulary for creators in all disciplines since the beginning of cinema. RANDOM PLAYLIST will transform the WPA into a micro-cinema July and early-August, inviting four cultural producers from widely differing practices to share a selection of the moving images that they look to for inspiration, elements of visual language, and clues to broader cultural concerns. Join us each Thursday night as WPA inaugurates a new playlist with drinks, casual conversation, and an informal discussion of the selections, hosted by James Huckenpahler.

Thurs, July 12, 7-9pm
feat. Dawne Langford

Mostly footage from the era of Operation Desert Storm; a raw assemblage of materials from the commercial TV wasteland, as well as videos from RISD grads propaganda based band, EBN, "manipulating media instead of the media manipulating us".

Thurs, July 19, 7-9pm
Feat. Alex Oliva

A study of collective movement throughout the animal kingdom, with a focus on synchronization, choreography, mobs, crowds and flocks. 

Thurs, July 26, 7-9pm

Obscure performance, deep research dives and late night karaoke rabbit holes.

Thurs Aug 2, 7-9pm
Feat. Andy Johnson

Interstitial moments of overdramatic characterizations, passionate gazes, sexually charged contact and touch, etc. drawn from gay porn.