Lead Artist: Marisa Jah, launching Winter 2013
A roving public art project accelerating the movement for domestic workers' rights!
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Artistic Director: Marisa Jahn and Paul Falzone, 2013
a multi-part project of curated short-form experimental videos by contemporary African / African-American artists that will be burned onto pirated DVDs that play before the main feature film.
Pro+agonist: The Art of Opposition (event at The Cooper Union Oct 10th with Cornel West!)
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by Marisa Jahn (REV-)
A public art + nanny hotline that informs domestic workers (nannies, housecleaners, eldercare workers) and their employers about the landmark Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights.
Presented at The White House (Fall 2012).
by Marisa Jahn for REV- with Rachel McIntire & the community of El Pital, 2010 (ongoing)
A story-eating bandit that terrorizes little kids until the write and offer him stories they've written. This ongoing public art/ literacy project takes places in the jungles of Honduras—the Western Hemisphere's second poorest region with an 80% illiteracy rate. Video and installation on view at Studio Museum of Harlem.
See recent review in ArtForum.
by Marisa Jahn, 2010
Set in the time between ancient and contemporary Central Asia, 'The Middles' is the name of an imagined post office for undeliverable written correspondence. The letters found here wait in feverish limbo for their discovery, anxious to resolve, rejoin, and renew writer with recipient.
sec 1 bayt
by Marisa Jahn & Connor Dickie, 2009
A competition for the best 10 second poem inspired by the tradition of the two-line poem in Tajik/Persian literature and a new art form developed by Central Asian cell phone users who subscribe to a plan where the first ten seconds are free.
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada, 2011
An installation in a barrack in Kaliningrad in which the viewer encounters a sequence of intimate spaces whose doors lead the viewer towards an indeterminate and much-anticipated end. Like a Russian matrushka doll, each successive space becomes smaller and smaller. To reach the final chamber the viewer is forced to crawl, kneel, and bow...
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada, 2010
Drawing from the long-standing American tradition of engine-block cooking and contemporary commuting patterns, Commuter Cookout™ is a two-part system that lets you cook on your tail pipe while driving and enjoy your meal from the comfort of your car—a convenient, gourmet meal for those on the go!
by Marisa Jahn in collaboration with Street Vendor Project, 2010
A public art project drawing attention to the recent attempt to legislatively criminalize food vendors in New York City.
Makes the Rent?
by Marisa Jahn for Center for Urban pedagogy with teens from the College Now program at Brooklyn College, 2009
An informative and playful book designed by teens that investigates how rent levels are set for 1 million rent-regulated apartments in New York City.
We Are Now
by various editors including Marisa Jahn, 2009 (ongoing)
A network and online journal with the mission to illuminate, deepen and amplify the discourse of aesthetic and political practices in New York City.
|Thanksgiving Dinner in 5 seconds
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada, 2009
An apparatus for cooking a Thanksgiving meal using rocket-triggered lightning.
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada, 2008
A kit for any klutz who wishes to woo a potential lover, ‘Pleasurecraft’ is a vehicular kit that choreographs gesture and landscape to produce an outting full of splendor and romance.
by Cati Vaucelle, Steve Shada, & Marisa Jahn, 2009
WOW Pod is an immersive architectural solution for the advanced WOW (World of Warcraft) player that provides and anticipates all life needs.
|Wearable Musical Insturments
by Marisa Jahn & Steve Shada, 2005
Two vests sewn with an accordion-like instrument between; individuals wear them facing each other; as the two participants embrace and pull away, their movements generate sound. Allegorizing human relationships, the wearable instruments resemble prosthetic devices...
Square Partnership Sucks
by Marisa Jahn with Rev. Billy & The Church of Stop Shopping, 2008
A parody website spoofing The Union Square Partnership, the Business Improvement District in Union Square Park NYC that is involved in privatizing the historic pavilion on the North Side of the park.
protest poster graphics by Marisa Jahn in collaboration with many others, 2008
This poster graphic was designed as part of a campaign protesting the government bailout of Wall Street that took place at 4 pm, Thursday Sept 25th in New York City.
by Marisa Jahn & others, 2007
A correspondence-based social sculpture that mimes the protocol of business form letters and request their recipient to perform absurd, erotic, and illicit behavior...
by Marisa Jahn, 2004
A tongue in cheek response to my split ethnic identity (half Ecuadorian, half Chinese) and pokes fun at the attempt to capture identty through ethnicity alone
by Marisa Jahn, 2003
With the aid of a buggy traditionally used to draw lines of chalk on soccer fields, I drew a line of bread crumbs throughout the city starting from my home. I then followed the crumbs back home, witnessing the human-scale meridian's erasure by hungry pigeons, passersby, cars, ants, wind, and other unknown elements.
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