MISSING is a public art project and augmented reality app by photographer and installation artist Leena Kejriwal, addressing the issue of young girls who are prostituted in India.
The artwork consists of a series of larger-than-life black silhouettes of young girls placed against the urban skyline. Constructed from iron sheets and painted pitch black, they seem like sharp, black holes cut out of the sky into which millions of girls disappear from the face of the earth. This will be complement with an augmented reality app that allows anyone with a smartphone to engage with the installations, uncover hidden stories and discover NGOs and campaigns working on the issue.
The project premiered at India Art Fair 2014 to rave reviews and we successfully completed a crowdfunding campaign on Wishberry to take the project to 10 cities across India in the coming months.