2020 CENSUS project
CD Forum's 2020 Census Project follows the journey of Seattle based artists Randy Ford, Perri Rhoden, and Michael B. Maine as they create, assemble and discuss works that ask what it means to be visible. The first piece of the 2020 Census Project is a series of portraits by renowned photographer Michael B. Maine. The images highlight local artists and their testimonies on the importance of the 2020 Census.
In addition to the portrait series, the project includes a virtual archive of materials gathered of new and existing works by Randy Ford & Perri Rhoden. Ford and Rhoden also engaged in casual discussions about how Covid-19 and the racial and social unrest following the murder of George Floyd has affected the ways art is created and presented. This project focuses on the possibility of process by establishing a virtual archive in place of a live performance.
CD Forum's 2020 Census Project is curated by marco farroni.
Artists in Thought
June 2020 | Randy Ford & Perri Rhoden
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August 2020 | Perri Rhoden, Randy Ford, mf
2020 Census Project
Randy Ford (she/her/Goddess), is a Seattle-born Creative. She created and co-produced her first full-length evening show QUEEN STREET at Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute with CD Forum in September of 2019. She takes part in many collaborations and collectives: Au Collective, DANDY, The Living Room podcast, and recently the WA Black Trans Task Force. As an artist with many gifts and passions her 2020 Census project will be a peak into how she as a performance artist adjusts to our new virtual reality.
2020 Census Project
Seattle native, Perri Rhoden, is an Abstract Mixed Media Artist and Muralist. She is inspired by color, texture, and dramatic lighting found in nature and media. Her art is representative of her personal experiences, inspirational Black women, and her manifestations of feminine energy captured on canvas.
Currently she is emerging in the public art sector as a muralist. She has both
permanent and temporary art installations in Ballard, Downtown Seattle, and the Central District. More information about these projects are detailed on her website. Perri Rhoden’s studio art has been on display at galleries and theatres throughout the Greater Seattle Area. Locations such as The Group Health Foundation, 101 Gallery, Onyx Gallery, Vermillion, Theatre Schmeater, and Theatre Battery in Kent. As well as local businesses including Tougo Coffee, The Station Coffee Shop, and the Hillmancity Collaboratory.