PLATFORM 2020 catalogues Volume I & II are now available for free as digital publications!
February 22, 2021
Marking one year since PLATFORM 2020: Utterances From The Chorus, PLATFORM 2020 catalogues Volume I & II are now available for free as digital publications here on our website!
PLATFORM 2020: Utterances From The Chorus, co-curated by Okwui Okpokwasili & Judy Hussie-Taylor was launched on February 22, 2020. One year later, today, we are thrilled to release the free virtual Platform Catalogue Volume II and to re-release Volume I also as a free virtual catalogue.
PLATFORM 2020: Utterances From The Chorus, Volume II, now live on our website, features contributions from Chanelle Adams, devynn emory, Saidiya Hartman, Hussie-Taylor, Kristin Juarez, Ralph Lemon, Seta Morton, Okpokwasili, Angie Pittman, Legacy Russell, Samita Sinha, Nora Raine Thompson, and Asiya Wadud! During the Platform, artists and audience gathered around key questions, including: How do we weave a collective song? How do we hum, utter, and gesture together? When the pandemic shut down made in-person gathering impossible, these questions felt even more urgent. Through the eyes of artists and writers, Volume II is a digital gathering place acknowledging the Platform and the significant world shifts that 2020 ushered in. It follows Volume I, which was released February, 2020 in print.
Both Volumes were co-edited by Hussie-Taylor, Seta Morton, and Okpokwasili and designed by Judith Walker. Volume II features photos of the Platform events by Ian Douglas’ and many images of the edible installation by Bobbi Salvör Menuez, Quori Theodor, and Precious Okoyomon of Spiral Theory Test Kitchen, which was constructed for the February 22, 2020 Platform opening event and Volume I book launch.