Artist Projects


Lisa Jevbratt

Developed with the help of color vision scientists, Zoomorph is software that generates simulations of how various animals see, helping us experience the world through the eyes of another species. Zoomorph is an ongoing project. The current version simulates the color vision of animals that have less color receptors than us. Future releases will attempt to simulate the vision of animals with more color receptors as well as other aspects of vision such as sensitivity to ultraviolet light, acuity, peripheral vision, night vision and more experimental aspects of vision, such as magnetoception. In addition, non-scientific ways of learning about animal vision will be incorporated, such as knowledge created by telepathic animal communicators and shamanistic practitioners. The project acknowledges the agency of non-human animals, making it more difficult for its audience, us humans, to disregard their perspectives, desires and rights.

Project Updates

  • 2014: Zoomorph is presented in the keynote speech “Together—Seeing, Seeking Knowing with an Other” at Renewable Futures, Riga Latvia

  • 2014: The Zoomorph iOS app and prints is exhibited as part of a participatory installation in the exhibition Fields in Riga, Latvia

  • 2013: The Zoomorph iOS app was exhibited in a solo exhibition at Centro Colombo Americano in Colombia Bogota alongside test prints from the development of the software

  • 2013: An early version of the Zoomorph software simulating only color vision was released as an iOS app. The app is free and available in the app store

  • 2011: Jevbratt presents ZooMorph in keynote address at Interactive Futures Conference in Vancouver, Canada

  • 2010: Jevbratt collaborates with a programmer and an animal communicator to develop a ZooMorph app for the iPhone