THE CAREFORCE – MARISA JAHN @ GCAC
Marisa Jahn: The CareForce
May 7, 2016
7 – 10PM
The artist will activate the work during the first Saturday Art Walk.
CareForce One, the mobile studio, will be located on the GCAC 2nd Street Plaza
The CareForce is a public art project and mobile studio (the CareForce One) amplifying the voices of caregivers, America’s fastest growing workforce. Initiated by Studio REV– (lead artist: Marisa MorÃÂ¡n Jahn) with filmmaker Yael Melamede (SALTY Features) and key organizations transforming how we see carework (National Domestic Workers Alliance, Caring Across Generations), the CareForce‘s goal is to spark the public imagination to transform caregiving relationships.Â
On Saturday May 7th, Grand Central Art Center will showcase the CareForce One and its crew for creative outreach, interactive media, and group dance sessions (“CareForce Disco“)Â that connect participants to care-work using playful gestures (shaking the sheets, cleaning windows) that communicate the importance of building a movement by reaching out to fellow workers.
CareForce One’s appearance at Grand Central Art Center is made possible through a collaboration with Downtown Inc.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Marisa MorÃÂ¡n Jahn is an artist and the founder of Studio REV-, an art + media + social justice non-profit organization. Jahnâ€™s work has been showcased at diverse venues ranging from The White House, worker centers, and museums (Museum of Modern Art, New Museum, Walker Art Museum) and reviewed by international media (The New York Times, Art Forum, The Nation, CNN, Univision). A graduate from MIT and recipient of awards (NEA, Tribeca Film Institute, Creative Capital), Jahn currently teaches at The New School.