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Not content with taking over the internet, your mind, science, and potentially, your wallet, cats will soon no longer require the aid of their human chattel to film them.

It's perhaps more accurate to say Felis catus has found a human amanuensis to facilitate its entry into the world of film-making in the form of Sydney artist Imogen Semmler. Semmler has teamed up with New Zealand company PetVision, a reseller of the Eyenimal collar-mounted video camera, to make "arty" cat vids.

Semmler's idea is to equip several local moggies with the cameras, let them loose at night, curate the results and display them at The PACT Centre for Emerging Artists' Tiny Stadiums Festival in November.

Scientists are also said to be interested in the results, as cats often kill native birds in Australian cities. Many vets therefore advise that cats should be kept inside at night, which as your correspondent can attest is not always a way to guarantee unbroken sleep. If the videos show cats aren't the stone cold killers they're often imagined to be, perhaps that advice will change.

The videos will be available at catstudy.tv, an address currently pointing to a crowdfunding effort to pay for the project. ®

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