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CHALK

Public Art (2004 - present)

On 25 March 1911 the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire  took the lives of 146 workers, mostly young immigrant women and girls, and galvanized a movement for social and economic justice.

Each year since 2004, on the anniversary of the infamous blaze, volunteers fan out across the city to inscribe in chalk the names and ages of the Triangle dead in front of their former homes. The chalk will wash away but the following year we return, insisting on the memory of these lost young workers.

If you would like to participate in Chalk 2015 let me know!

Exhibition: Grey Art Gallery

 

:: Chalk 2014:

 

:: What is Chalk:

Thank you Chalkers + photographers: Richard Bank, Roy Campolongo, Caleb Clark, Lou Dembrow, Nathan Farb, Josie Ingall, Marjorie Ingall, Qushema Johnson, Audrey Kindred, Annie Lanzillotto, Rob Linne, Andi Sosin, Joel Spivak, Kevin Walter. Special thanks to Triangle family members: Suzanne Pred Bass, Diane Fortuna, Tom Lansner, and Serphin + Vincent Maltese.

Music:
Di Fire Korbunes [excerpt]
published by Louis Gilrod & David Meyerowitz, 1911
arranged + recorded by Metropolitan Klezmer, 2011