Acid Attacks And Augmented Reality — How Priya’s Mirror Is Using Tech To Change India. –FAST COMPANY
May 2015 to Oct. 2015: City Lore, New York City
In this technologically innovative and wildly popular “first Indian comic book of its kind” (The New York Times), a mortal woman falls victim to a brutal sexual assault, then joins forces with the Goddess Parvati to fight against sexual violence. Dive into the augmented reality, via a smartphone app–Blippar, and experience the interactive art. The entire gallery was turned into a full augmented reality exhibition from May 2015 to October 13, 2015. Artwork from the comic book and many other materials were on display including a large sculptor by artist Paul Harder. Closing Party and Fundraiser for Apne Aap with a presentation of jewelry and accessories designed by Rosena Sammi and live music by Dr. Madhu Sandhu, Shivali Bhammer and Shubhra Prakash. Part of PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. Read the article in Mashable.
Sept. 30, 2016 to Oct. 16, 2016: Exhibition at Lincoln Center as part of the NY Film Festival, NY.
The second volume of this ongoing series, Priya’s Mirror sees the heroine joining forces with acid attack survivors to take on the demon king Ahankar. As with its predecessor, Priya’s Mirror makes use of augmented reality with Blippar to bring the 2D world of the comic to vivid life and unlock a number of interactive story elements. Featuring the creators of the comic book and Monica Singh, an acid attack survivor and UN Women’s Global Youth Champion, and one of the character in the comic book. World Premiere.
Oct. 27-30, 2016: ARTBO Art Festival in Bogota, Colombia.
Augmented reality exhibition at Bogota’s most prominent and biggest art fair. Co-produced with Natalia Ponce de Leon Foundation and featuring activist and acid attack survivor Natalia Ponce De Leon who appears in the comic book.
PRIYA'S SHAKTI is an innovative comic book perfectly designed for children and teenagers to learn about gender-based sexual violence and gender equality. The comic book centers on a female rape survivor as its "super hero" and has been launched to focus attention on the problem of sexual violence in India. #comicscreatingsocialchange #istandwithpriya