Open Classroom with artist and filmmaker Marisa Morán Jahn, Thursday Mar 14 @ 5:30pm
Documentary Practice & Emerging Media course (NMDS 5540) invites you to an open classroom with guest artist Marisa Morán Jahn:
Unraveling Power Through Art, Play, and Hijinks
Thursday, Mar 14 at 5:30pm
University Center, Room L101 (lower level)
63 5th Ave
An artist, filmmaker, and writer of Ecuadorian and Chinese descent, Marisa Morán Jahn founded Studio REV-, a nonprofit organization whose public art and creative media affects the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, women, and youth. Key projects include El Bibliobandido (a masked, story-eating bandit who terrorizes little kids to offer him stories they’ve written), Video Slink Uganda (experimental films slipped or “slinked” into Uganda’s bootleg cinemas), and Contratados (a Yelp for migrant workers). As an artist in residence with the National Domestic Workers Alliance since 2012, Jahn co-created various projects that amplify the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce, caregivers: two mobile studios (NannyVan, CareForce One), an app for domestic workers that CNN named “one of five apps to change the world,” and CareForce One Travelogues, a Sundance-supported docu series for PBS/ITVS co-produced with Oscar- and Emmy-winning filmmaker Yael Melamede. Jahn’s work has been reviewed by the New York Times, BBC, Univision, and Artforum, which described Jahn’s work as “exemplifying the possibilities of art as social practice.” Her work has been awarded numerous grants and has been exhibited at the White House, Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Walker Art Center, and more.
Open to all. RSVPs are appreciated, but not necessary.