Marisa Morán Jahn is an artist of Chinese and Ecuadorian descent, immersive media-maker, and the founder of Studio REV-, a non-profit art, media, and social-justice studio that combines sound research and bold ideas to impact the lives of low-wage workers, immigrants, and teens. A graduate of UC Berkeley and MIT, Jahn has received numerous awards and distinctions. She been been a CEC Cultural Ambassador to Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Estonia, Russia, and Russia; received a 2013 Tribeca Film Institute New Media Fund, has been a Visiting Artist at MIT’s Media Lab since 2007, and is currently a Research Affiliate at MIT Open Doc Lab. Jahn has presented and exhibited work at venues ranging from The White House, Museum of Modern Art, IDEO NY, the Walker Art Center, MIT Museum, The Power Plant (Toronto), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, ICA Philadelphia, Asian Art Museum, and grassroots venues nationwide. Her work has been featured in media such as The New York Times, BBC, ArtForum, Univision, ArtForum, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Boing Boing, Hyperallergic, Creative Time Reports, Make Magazine, Art in America, Discovery Channel, and more.
Initiated by artist Marisa Morán Jahn (Studio REV-) with the National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across Generations, the CareForce is a transmedia, public art project, web series, and mobile studio (the CareForce One) that amplifies the voices of America’s fastest growing workforce, caregivers. The CareForce uses a variety of transmedia tools to communicate the growing movement — from an audio novela app accessible by any kind of phone, dance, legal toolkits, comics, performance, artworks, to film — that employ a high touch, low-tech strategy to appeal to the unconverted, introduce a sense of enfranchisement (digital, institutional, legal), and culture-shift by introducing key memes to dignify a low-wage labor force that has been traditionally invisible. In so doing, the CareForce works in tandem with existing digital resources, platforms, and pipelines to build a movement towards long-term structural change and socio-economic, gender equity.