Welcome to anilum: A Digital Candle-Lighting Memorial Experience.
Become a part of an online community celebrating the lives and mourning the loss of the animals that are important to us.
In order to participate, please give us some information about an animal you wish to acknowledge (and a photo/optional). This could be a family pet, wildlife, factory farmed animal, road-killed animal, or any other animal who was important to you.
When you are filling out the form you can be as specific or general as you would like.
You are welcome to participate as many times as you would like.
These submissions will be incorporated into an interactive art experience in the Remembering Animal exhibition at the California State University, Northridge Art Galleries, Feb. 10 to Mar. 17, 2018.
If you are in the Los Angeles area, join us for these events:
CSUN Art Galleries 18111 Nordhoff St. Northridge, CA 91330
Opening Reception: Saturday, Feb. 10 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Monday, Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. with Julia Schlosser
Artist Talk: Thursday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. with Curtis Bartone
For more information about the exhibit, go to http://www.rememberinganimals.art
What does anilum mean and how do you pronounce it?
We took our name from two words: “an” from animal and “ilum” from illuminate. By combining these two words we hope to evoke a sense of commemoration for animals that were important in our lives and who we wish to remember with reverence. By lighting a metaphoric candle for an animal that you chose, you join our online community. anilum is a searchable website and an on-going, multi-locational interactive art piece.
Concept: Julia Schlosser
Experience Designer: Joe Bautista
Developer: Trevor Greenleaf
Remembering Animals: Rituals, Artifacts and Narratives
This exhibit will look at the ways in which contemporary artists contemplate and investigate aspects of animal death, from the very personal loss of a companion animal to the “invisible” animal deaths we are constantly surrounded by including species extinction, factory farming and road killed animals.
Highlights include Steve Baker’s panoramic landscape diptychs featuring images of road killed animals, Curtis Bartone’s evocative explorations of the global effects of species depletion and Emma Kisiel’s photographed memorials to dead animals she encountered in daily life.