Animaloculomat. Photo/Bild: Naturhistorisch Museum Basel.

The Animaloculomat

The camera Animaloculomat by the artist Klara Hobza (1975) captures extraordinary photographs on paper. The focus is not on the person portrayed, but on perception by animals.

The camera has six different animals as observers. During the development of her animal observation machine, the artist exchanged ideas with scientists and consulted professional literature.

She studied in detail the effects and movements of the animals she chose and thus arrived at her artistic interpretation of the photographs.

The Animaloculomat was created within the framework of the project ” Kunst/Natur. Künstlerische Interventionen” by the Museum of Natural Sciences in Berlin ( and can be seen in the Natural History Museum in Basel until 19 April 2020 (Source and further information: