Triangle Fire Memorial is an interactive projection memorial to honor and remember the victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire on the 106th Anniversary.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City on March 25, 1911 was the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of the city. The fire caused the deaths of 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – who died from the fire, smoke inhalation, or falling or jumping to their deaths. Because the owners had locked the doors to the stairwells and exits many of the workers who could not escape from the burning building simply jumped from the high windows. Most of the victims were recent immigrant women aged 16 to 23. This tragic event led to creation of workers' unions, ending of child labor and was a push for getting women's suffrage.
On the 106th anniversary of the Triangle fire, we presented an immersive projection memorial to honor and remember the victims.
The memorial was created with Processing and Adobe AfterEffects, and projected using Isadora.