Visible Collective – Disappeared in America
Disappeared in America was a project of the Visible Collective, a group of thirteen members founded by Naeem Mohaiemen. It investigated the countless people, who – mostly migrants living in precarious circumstances – were arrested after September 11, 2001, and as they often were not registered anywhere, simply disappeared from view. The group built a database where the names and data of missing persons could be registered, and created an interactive map charting all the cases. Publications, videos, as well as many artworks, citing names, biographies, and displaying photographs sought to draw attention to this problem, and in galleries and in public spaces the texts of laws and documentations were exhibited to raise public awareness.