"Well then, the books are something like our books, only the words go the wrong way; I know that, because Ive held up one of our books to the glass, and then they hold up one in the other room."
Lewis Carroll "Through the Looking-Glass"
Self-portraits taken in front of mirrors and texts on the topic mirror in different languages and by several authors: Hans Arp, H.C. Andersen, Charles Baudelaire, Jorge Luis Borges, Lewis Carroll, Dante, E.T.A. Hoffmann, Ernst Jandl, Ovid, Sarah Kirsch, Kurt Schwitters, Shakespeare, Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf, Unica Zürn. The color photographs were printed in offset onto the uncoated side of a special paper. The texts were printed in letterpress onto the silver coated side of this paper, which is normally used for whisky- or beer-bottle-labels. Some texts were printed in mirror type, so the reader has to read the reflection on the adjacent page.It includes another Borges quotation: "I owe the discovery of Uqbar to the conjunction of a mirror and an encyclopedia." An effect of the book is also that the reader and his surrounding are reflected in the mirror pages. Photography, handset and letterpress: Ines von Ketelhodt. Photographs printed in offset.Silver coated paper, 224 pages, printed linen-over-board cover. Oberursel 2001.